LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that success of PML-N-backed candidates in the Senate election and by-election in Sargodha is manifestation of people’s trust in the government policies and triumph of politics based on principles, public service and transparency.

In a statement issued here on Monday, the chief minister congratulated the PML-N-backed winners and said that success in Lodhran and Sargodha by-elections reaffirmed people’s trust in the PML-N leadership and policies of the incumbent government. He said the PML-N runs in the blood of the masses and added that people have shown the mirror to the elements doing politics of falsehood and allegations. The elements involved in the politics of agitation, chaos and sit-ins have been defeated, he said. By rejecting the elements involved in negative politics, people have given a clear message that there is no room for politics of anarchy, he said.

The chief minister said that public service is pivot of the politics of PML-N and due to this people have given it precedence in every election. The people are desirous of national development and prosperity and recent by-elections have proved that the masses want a continuity of PML-N’s policies. He said that PML-N is the most popular political party in the country due to its positive style of politics. The elements engaged in levelling baseless allegations will not get anything except a sense of penitence. In the next elections, people will reaffirm PML-N’s policies through their vote, he added.

The chief minister said that loyalty to the PML-N runs in the blood of people and they have given mammoth acceptability to this party due to its practical steps for public welfare. He reiterated that well being of the masses and improving the quality of their life was priority of the PML-N and added that projects aimed at giving a respectable social status to the general public through improvement in quality of life would be accelerated if his party gets an opportunity to serve the public again. He said that defeat has become the fate of those involved in sit-ins and politics of agitation because change was ensured through practical steps instead of hollow slogans. Practical steps of the PML-N government are a guarantee to national development and this is the real change at the grassroots. Levelling baseless allegations and negative politics is not public service because positive behaviour results in public service and national development. He said that hearts of the people can be won by prioritizing the public service. My heart beats with the people and I have always remained busy in serving the masses, he said. The chief minister said that so-called claimants of change have nothing to offer to the masses. “Niazi Sahib has wasted five years in sit-ins, lockdowns and the politics of allegations. Instead of serving the people in his province, Imran Niazi tried to obstruct the journey of development in Punjab. People will not forgive the elements who wasted their time. He said “development work in Punjab is an example of its own and we shall go in the public court with full confidence in the next general elections.

If voters select us in 2018, the journey of national development will be carried out with more vigour and zeal, he concluded.