SIALKOT, Thursday, May 19, 2011: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PMLN) patron Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said his party would bring about a change in the country and knock out the establishment.
Speaking at the divisional workers convention at Pillar House here, the former prime minister said it was not Quaid-i-Azam’s Pakistan and urged the nation to unite to change country’s fate and counter contemporary challenges.
He said agonising energy crisis, unemployment, lawlessness, terrorism and extremism were the most haunting issues facing Pakistan today.
He said the nation would never compromise on its sovereignty and self-respect.
Sharif said all friendly nations had left Pakistan’s in cumbent ruler. He asked the rulers to announce 50 per cent cut in the total national expenditure and depend on national resources instead of foreign loans and aid.
He said Pakistan would have to break the begging bowl and promote trade instead of foreign loan and aid. He said Pakistan had been isolated at the international level because of rulers’ failed foreign policies.
Earlier, speaking to Sialkotbased parliamentarians at the residence of MNA Khawaja Asif, Sharif said the federal government should immediately form an independent commission to probe the Abbottabad operation.
Lawmakers Khawaja Asif, Syed Murtaza Ameen, Zahid Hamid and Rana Abdul Sattar, Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Ghulam Mustafa Chaudhry and Sialkot International Airport Limited Chairman Syed Mukhtar Bukhari were also present.
Sharif said on this occasion that politicians would have to stop obeying the establishment. He said the PML-N was being reorganized across the country.
He said drone attacks were a big challenge for the Pakistani government. He said there should be no parallel government in the country and the incumbent rules should run the government as per the Constitution.
Later, talking to reporters, Sharif said the incumbent government was incapable of solving problems like poverty, unemployment and energy crisis.