LAHORE - President Pakistan Muslim League-N and Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif has said that with the cooperation of the people no one would be allowed to capture the democracy and all conspiracies being hatched by undemocratic forces will be foiled. He said that the caravan of democracy would be marching forward to its destination under the leadership of Chief of PML-N, Mian Nawaz Sharif. He said that if anyone thinks that he can destroy the democratic system through conspiracies was living in the fool's paradise. He said that 160 million people of Pakistan were conscious and able to foil the conspiracies against democracy. He said that all resources would be utilised for the welfare of the people. He was addressing the certificates and gold medals distribution ceremony organised in honour of PML-N office-bearers and workers who rendered valuable services for the restoration of democracy at CM Secretariat here on Sunday. Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mashood, Advisor to Punjab Government Pervez Rasheed, MNAs and MPAs, Muslim League office bearers and a large number of workers were present on this occasion. Shahbaz said that the former rulers made false claims of development of the province and peoples' welfare and practically did nothing except purchasing palaces and vehicles for themselves. He said that the national resources were looted ruthlessly due to which all institutions had been ruined and people were facing problems like poverty, unemployment and price-hike. He said that it is our responsibility to bring the country out of this crisis and have to turn the disappointments of the people into joys. He said that Allah Almighty has bestowed us powers in Punjab and we will work day and night to serve the masses under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif. He said that if we will provide employment, education, health, basic necessities and justice to the people then Pakistan would definitely be strengthened. He said that the former rulers knew fully well that how can daily use items be provided to the people at cheaper rates but they had no times except to loot the national resources. He said that this is not the Pakistan the dream of which had seen by Quaid-e-Azam and for which our forefathers had sacrificed their lives. He said that people were misbehaved in the police stations. He said that if we have to save the country by providing justice to the people. The CM said that the problems of the masses have multiplied during the last eight years, which we need to address collectively. He said that he along with ministers, MPAs striving hard for resolution of the problems of the people and we will Insha Allah soon achieve this goal. He said that due to his efforts nowadays 20kg atta bag is available at Rs300 throughout the province. He said "when I had made a plan for providing atta at cheaper rates during Ramzan, I was told that this plan will be exploited by the mafia and the atta will be smuggled. I said " If I cannot provide atta at cheaper rates to the people during Ramzan then I have no right to remain in power". He said that exploitive forces made conspiracies on arrival of Ramzan but we got hold of these profiteers. He said that he is the chief servant of the province and he can sacrifice his life but no one would be allowed to usurp the right of the people. He said that we provided atta at cheaper rates but roti was being sold on higher rate but on my instructions officers took immediate steps for reducing the prices of roti and it will be available at Rs2 in all big cities of the province during next two or three days. He said that we are providing education, health, potable water and other basic amenities to the people at their doorsteps. Shahbaz said that party workers were our strength and asset and full importance was being given to their suggestions. He said that on October 12, 1999 when a dictator captured the democracy and ousted the elected government the whole Pakistan came under the darkness of dictatorship but those Muslim League workers who faced it courageously and did not bow their heads before the cruelties of dictator were valuable assets for the party and he salutes them. He said that the sacrifices rendered by these workers couldn't be forgotten. He said that gold medals and certificates would be given to these workers throughout the province who faced cruelties. He said that conspiracies were hatched against us during Musharraf era and cases were files in the courts but our party chief and workers have no fear of any one except Almighty Allah. Earlier, the CM gave away medals and certificates to eleven party workers who rendered valuable services for party and restoration of democracy after October 12, 1999. President PML-N Punjab and Senior Advisor Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, General Secretary PML-N Lahore and Provincial Minister Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Presidents of Muslim League-N Lahore and MNA, Mian Marghoob Ahmad also addressed the function.