QILA DIDAR SINGH - Felicitating Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leaders over victory in Lodhran by-election, local PML-N office-bearers and lawmakers said that people had rejected "dharna party" as victory in NA-154 by-election stood testimony to the fact that the masses did not accept Nawaz Sharif's disqualification.

Talking to The Nation, PML-N District Council chairman Ch Mazhar Qayyum Nahra, ex-MNA Haji Mudassir Qayyum Nahra and MNA Ch Azhar Qayyum Nahra said that victory in Lodhran by-election had ascertained the masses' unflinching confidence in the leadership of PML-N chairman Nawaz Sharif.

They said that future belongs to the PML-N, adding that their party believed in practical steps for the public welfare not the hollow claims to befool innocent people.

"Nawaz Sharif had fought against anti-democratic forces. He accepted to go in exiled but did not bow down to a dictator," they pointed out. They claimed that the PML-N would sweep next general election.

ANJUMAN-E-TAJRAN

The oath taking ceremony of the office-bearers of newly formed Anjuman-e-Tajran Alipur Chattha was held at Danish Marriage Hall here the other day.

The ceremony was presided over by MPA Akmal Saif Chattha. Gujranwala District Council chairman Ch Mazhar Qayyum Nahra and vice chairman Ejaz Ahmed Proya were the chief guests.

The office-bearers were administered oath and were asked to play due role in boosting economy of the area. Speakers on the occasion pointed out that the Anjuman could relieve the public by preventing sale of daily-use items on exorbitant prices. Later, a dinner was served in the honour of the participants of the ceremony.