LAHORE - PML-N President and CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday surprised the audience by reciting the poem of Habib Jalib, a revolutionary poet, like a professional singer during his address at Jati Umra, Raiwind on the occasion of observing the October 12 as Democracy Defence Day to mark the oust of the PML-N government on October 12, 1999. The people liked new aspect of their leader's personality and enjoyed his singing performance. They paid him rich tributes to warm their hearts with the revolutionary poem terming it most suitable in accordance with the day. They lauded Shahbaz Sharif for opting the said poem for opening his speech. PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif also showed his surprise over the unique style adopted by Shabaz to deliver the address. Praising Shahbaz Sharif, he said that he did not know about the fact that his younger brother had such forte. The PML-N also held different functions, seminars, symposium to observe the October 12 in different parts of the province. Walks and rallies were also arranged. Local leaders addressed the corner meetings to highlight the significance of the day. Major function was arranged at Jatti Umra in Raiwind. Main leadership addressed on the occasion. PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif addressing on the occasion, said that dictatorship had been buried while democracy had been restored. "Now people have been celebrating the 12 October." He said the whole nation should stand united to foil designs of those external forces which are bent upon harming the country. He said, "In order to make Pakistan a developed country, we should forge unity in our ranks and play our due role at individual and collective level for the national solidarity and prosperity. He urged the nation to renew their struggle for putting Pakistan back on the track of unfettered Islamic parliamentary democracy as envisaged by father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammed Ali Jinnah. PML-N leader Ishaq Dar said that the Mushrraf military regime, like its three predecessors, had damaged the country's vital interests to the extent that even the independence and sovereignty of the nation was in great peril. Saad Rafiq said that it was time that the entire nation should rise to defend the country's fundamental interests regarding nuclear capability and Kashmir, protect basic rights of the citizens, and to restore supremacy of the Constitution and the Parliament. He assured the people that Pakistan Muslim League would strongly resist any compromise on Kashmir and nuclear program, and that it would continue its efforts to realize the objectives enshrined in the 1973 Constitution. Zakia Shahnawaz called upon all patriotic political forces of the country to remain united for restoration the 1973 Constitution and supremacy of the Parliament, and to make it clear to the rulers that the people of Pakistan would never tolerate any compromise on its integrity.