Lahore—President Pakistan Muslim League-N and former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that he will make the future of the country bright with the help of youth and if there is a need of long march, he will not hesitate to launch it.
He was addressing a function held in connection with International Youth Day here Friday in which members of Punjab Youth Council and a large number of male and female position holders students participated. Deputy Secretary General of PML-N Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhry, Sirdar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Kh. Saad Rafiq and Hamza Shahbaz Sharif were present on the occasion.
Nawaz said that we did not let the government of becoming “Shaheed” but gave full opportunity so that it should be completely exposed. He said that Muslim League-N is playing its due role in the assembly against the corruption and other anti-people policies of present government. If need be, we will not hesitate to take any political step, he added.
The PML-N President said that his partnership with youth is need of the hour for resolution of problems. He said that he is not disappointed with the future of Pakistan.
He faced torture of imprisonment and exile. Even he was not allowed to attend the funeral of his father but he adhered to the principled politics. He said that despite this, if he has to do the politics of selfishness, greed and vested interest then it is better to quit politics. He expressed the confidence that time will come when, like other sectors of the life, the discrimination of class based education system would be eliminated and equal opportunities of progress would be available to everyone.
Mentioning the economic policies and other development projects of his tenure, former Prime Minister said that at that time, our neighbouring country India was following our policy for restoration of economy. Had our two governments given opportunity to complete the tenure and not toppled, Pakistan would have become an economic tiger today. He said that load-shedding, unemployment, price hike, terrorism and extremism are the gifts of dictatorship which is not answerable to anyone but the government came into power through elections also did not delivered. Bad and miss governance are spoiling the image of democracy, he added.
Nawaz said that today some people are calling Pakistan as a failed and isolated state, sovereignty of Pakistan is being destroyed, decisions and orders of Supreme Court are not being obeyed. He said that long march for restoration of judiciary was not a “politics” it was for the rule of law in the country. Zardari and Gilani were not ready to restore the judiciary but it was due to the pressure of the people that judiciary was restored.
He said that if we continued long march after restoration of judiciary, then it was a “politics”. He said that if the youth are not satisfied with the present politics, then they should come forward and play their role. He said that the youth of 18 years has the right of vote and track record of all the parties are before them. Their right decision can change the destiny of the country and the nation. He lauded the efforts of Chief Minister Punjab with regard to setting up Daanish Schools and other reforms in education sector and added that the budget allocated during his tenure is unprecedented.
He said that beside Daanish Schools, attention should also be paid to the standard of other educational institutions. Nawaz Sharif said that he will ask Shahbaz Sharif to also pay attention to the educational problems of blind and other special children.