LAHORE - Speakers at an NPT moot titled ‘Khuddar Pakistan Conference’ called for stepped up effort to make Pakistan sovereign.

In his message to the participants of inaugural session, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said the Pakistan Movement veterans set the example of living with honour.

“I invite the whole nation to join us in making Pakistan a sovereign,” his message read.

The CM expressed his government’s resolve to continue with war on terror, saying that there was no room for terrorism in Pakistan.

He praised the organisers of the moot and assured them of his all-out support for arranging such events.

NPT Chairman Rafiq Tarar urged the nation to rely on domestic resources rather than asking for foreign loans and assistance.

Justice (r) Khalilur Rehman said the message of this conference is to make no compromise on national pride. He appreciated the civil and military leadership for responding to the US demands in a befitting manner.

Secretary General NPT Shahid Rasheed said the objective of the conference is to create awareness about ideological and geographical boundaries of Pakistan.

Noted journalist Zia Shahid proposed a 10-year ban on imports as part of national austerity campaign.

Dr Mujahid Mansoori, Dr Khalid Abbas and Col (r) Shahabuddin Khan were among the speakers.

Moreover, the NPT held a sitting to mark the fourth death anniversary of Pakistan Movement worker JA Zaman. Special prayers were offered for the NPT trustee. Speakers paid tribute to the legend.