LAHORE – On the occasion of foundation day of the party PML-N President Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said as party of the founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the PML-N holds prosperity of the people’s independence, and honour of Pakistan as cardinal features of its agenda.

Nawaz Sharif said that the realisation of the dream of a thriving, prosperous and sovereign Pakistan was possible only through the public mandate to the PML-N. He said that the PML-N was fully aware to its responsibilities towards fulfilling the basic agenda on which Pakistan came into existence.

“The dictatorial forces over the last 65 years, have not only made inroads into the civil side of the country but also have attacked the PML which created Pakistan but the dictators used its name to achieve their interests. Notwithstanding all that a Muslim League bearing the democratic principles of the Quaid-e-Azam always remained there continuing the struggle to make Pakistan as per dreams of the Quaid and an Islamic democratic welfare state which met the challenges of the present day world,” he said.

Sharif said it was again Muslim League’s government which brought Pakistan up to international level in 1990 but regrettably its government was not let complete the tenure this time and in 1999.

Nawaz Sharif said the government came into being after elections 2008 followed in the footsteps of the preceding dictatorship which resulted in the worst economic and political crisis as well as deterioration in internal and external situation of the country. He said that democracy carries a system of accountability in itself and the nation had already suffered much from the so-called accountability which the dictators had been introducing to keep their undemocratic rules intact.

Nawaz Sharif said that the judgment day of the five years performance of the federal government was not far away. He said the people know well all faces and also that who is good and who is bad for them. Nawaz Sharif said that the ‘combined power’ of public vote and a heavy mandate in the next elections can guarantee to solve problems of the masses and the country.

While talking to party leader from Sindh Sardar Abdul Rahim and others, PML-N President, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Saturday, said that PPP had no more cards to play in the next elections.  With an obvious reference to the PPP rulers, Nawaz Sharif said those who looted the country would face a crushing defeat in the next elections as the people will reject them out-rightly in the polls.

He said that for survival and integrity of the country, holding of the elections on time was a must.

Sharif criticised PPP policies and said, the PPP-led government had snatched everything from the masses instead of fulfilling its promise to provide them ‘Roti, Kapra or Makaan’. He said that the people had lost confidence in the government. “Today destruction is seen everywhere in the country for which rulers and their allies are responsible, PPP and its allies will need to account for their oppression to the nation in the next elections”, said Sharif. Referring to the last by-elections Sharif said that the turn out of voters in the election reflects that the masses want a change only through the ballot and that the PML-N was going to sweep the next elections. He said that PML-N was the only party which strictly follows public service as a mission and was capable of putting the country on the road to progress and development. He said the PML-N and its leadership believes in practice instead of mere rhetoric and the development projects of the Punjab Government under Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif were a prove of that.

He said that PPP had been duping the masses through various ‘cards’ and this time they would not work for it when the masses were going to discard the PPP and its cronies.