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‘Sincerely sorry’: Shehbaz apologises for motorway assertion after furore

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif. — The News/Files

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday apologised for his earlier assertion wherein he gave credit score to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for having the Sialkot motorway constructed.

Since this incident occurred on the Sialkot motorway, I feel it will not be inappropriate to say that this motorway was additionally constructed underneath Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s supervision by the PML-N,” Shehbaz had mentioned throughout his speech.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Shehbaz mentioned he was “sincerely sorry” for his remarks that got here throughout as delicate.

“Couldn’t properly contextualize my comment during NA speech & it came across as insensitive. I didn’t mean it that way & am sincerely sorry for it. I’m devastated like all of u on this unfortunate incident. Hope Govt now provides security on Sialkot motorway 4 safety of citizens!” he tweeted.

Shehbaz’s feedback had been slammed on social media by the Pakistani Twitterati, who criticised the previous Punjab chief minister for claiming credit score for constructing the motorway as a substitute of specializing in the crime and how you can stop it from taking place once more.

Immediately after his speech, federal minister Murad Saeed mentioned that he accepted duty for the crime regardless that it had not taken place on the motorway.

Murad had expressed disappointment at Shehbaz’s remarks, stating that it was unlucky how the PML-N president was claiming credit score for constructing the motorway and the forensic lab the place the exams have been performed.

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