PM pledges resolve to put country on path of development and prosperity
PM pays rich tribute to LEAs for protecting lives, properties of masses
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said the government will not accept dictation or blackmailing of anyone to announce the next general elections.
Speaking on the floor of National Assembly on Thursday, he made it clear that the government will complete its constitutional tenure and the decision to announce next elections will be taken by the parliament.
He said we came to power with two objectives, which include ensuring transparent and credible elections and revamping the economy.
He said we are striving hard to strengthen the economy to put the country on a path of development and progress.
The Prime Minister said that the House should now decide whether we will have to put the country on a path of development through hard work or allow the armed gangs to make it hostage.
He said Imran Khan and his cronies had done nothing except promoting the culture of hurling abuse and intolerance.
He said, on Wednesday, they put trees and public property in Islamabad on fire, which is very unfortunate.
Shehbaz Sharif also lauded the personnel of law enforcement agencies, including Islamabad Police, Rangers, FC, traffic police, district administration and other institutions for ensuring law and order in the federal capital and protecting lives and properties of the people.
He announced a package for the martyred policeman in Lahore and other police officials, who got injured during PTI’s long march.
Condemning the life imprisonment to Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik by the Indian court, Shehbaz Sharif expressed the resolve that the people of Pakistan will continue their support for the release of the Kashmiri leader and the freedom of Kashmir as per UN Resolutions.
Meanwhile, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday said Imran’s six-day ultimatum to the government for announcement of the fresh election’s date reflected his grief over the “failed politics”.
Talking to the media persons outside the Parliament House, she said the government would announce the date of fresh election in consultation with its allies, and after completing its constitutional term.
She believed that Imran Khan would never come to Islamabad with a long march again.
Marriyum said the people had rejected the politics of “chaos and anarchy” by staying away from the “bloody march” which was a “flop show”. The masses had told Imran that they would only support the politics of progress and prosperity.
She said the people recognized the faces of those who left empty hand after giving a sit-in in Islamabad in 2014.
The masses had seen the difference between the politics of development and degeneration on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was working tirelessly to uplift the country, revive economy and provide relief to the masses, she remarked.
The minister said Imran Khan orchestrated the entire drama of long march for sabotaging the government’s talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
He disregarded the apex court’s decision by calling upon his workers from the container to reach the D-Chowk Islamabad.
Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has paid rich tribute to law enforcement agencies (LEAs) for protecting the lives and properties of the people in testing times.
Talking to the personnel of law enforcement agencies deployed in Red Zone, Islamabad on Thursday, he appreciated Islamabad Traffic Police, Rangers and other agencies for playing their constitutional role and protecting the country’s interests.
The Prime Minister said all of us have to end hostilities, hatred, promote love, passion and national cohesion.
Shehbaz Sharif said Pakistan will definitely move forward if we follow law and the constitution.
He said we have to foil the conspiracy to divide the nation and make our best efforts to put the country on the path of development and prosperity.
The policemen were killed after the PTI “goons” attacked the police vans, she noted.
She said Imran had to abandon his long march when he saw it had managed to gather only a small number of people near the D-Chowk.
The minister took a dig at Imran for abandoning his people to get a nap at his residence in Bani Gala, Islamabad.