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Will leave politics if single penny of corruption is proven on PM, says Shahbaz Sharif

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif lashed out at the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday, vowing to leave politics if corruption is proven against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members.

Rejecting the PTI chief’s allegations of corruption, Shahbaz said, “I will leave politics if even a single penny of corruption is proven.”

“The Supreme Court will decide who is guilty,” he said.

He lambasted the PTI for opposing major uplift projects in the country, including the Lahore Orange Line Metro project, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and the PML-N’s Kissan Package for farmers.

“I conducted talks with China and begged at their feet to help us with our power shortage. They did a great kindness to Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan,” he said.

“China is the country which gave us a $46 billion package, of whcih $36bn is for power projects. Is there any country in the entire world that has provided such a large sum for Pakistan’s progress?” he questioned. “If there isn’t, then we should be grateful to them,” he said.

“If you love Pakistan, then you should say ‘China, we and our future generations will remember you’. China is doing a kindness to Pakistan,” he said.