SKARDO (APP) - Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Quaid Nawaz Sharif Friday said that his party would support every step of the government for strengthening democracy in the country. Addressing a press conference, Nawaz Sharif said that management of Gilgit-Baltistan should hold GB Legislative Assembly elections in a transparent manner. He was of the view that Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly would take steps for the development and prosperity of these areas. The government will not be destabilised in the country to save democracy, Nawaz Sharif added. Meanwhile, Nawaz Sharif said that democracy is essential for the progress of the country. He was addressing delegations of ulema, notables, party workers and candidates. Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan was created by norms of democracy and force of the people, adding that democracy was need of the hour for development of the country. The PML-N leader said democracy must be strengthened in the country by the political forces with the help and power of people. He was of the view that we all must discourage the undemocratic forces in future to save Pakistan because undemocratic regimes rendered unprecedented losses to the country. Nawaz Sharif said people of the Gilgit-Baltistan are patriotic Pakistanis and their sacrifices for the country could not be ignored. He said people of these areas will get more political, democratic and constitutional rights after the G-B Legislative Assembly election. The PML-N leader paid rich tributes to the people of Baltistan Division who are traditionally peace lover and patriot. Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Ch Nisar Ali Khan, former Chief Minister NWFP Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan, Senator Pervez Rasheed and Spokesman of PML-N Siddique-ul-Faroque and party workers were also present on the occasion.