Nawaz promises a better Pakistan if voted into power again

Published: May 23, 2012

Says his past governments generated money for development, did not resort to “begging.” PHOTO: INP/FILE

ATTOCK: Reminiscing his tw0 stints  in power, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan progressed at a very fast rate under his stewardship.

Speaking at a rally in Attock on Wednesday, Nawaz said that if he had remained in power, prosperity would have reached the town he was currently standing in.

Further boasting of the developmental projects undertaken by his governments, the former Prime Minister said that they generated money for development themselves, and had not resorted to “begging.”

Highlighting the deteriorating situation of Pakistan today, Nawaz claimed there was no loadshedding, terrorism, extremism, inflation or unemployment in Pakistan when he ruled.

“Everything was just fine; Pakistan was region’s No1, better than India,” he said, adding that the Pakistani rupee was also stronger than India’s.

Lamenting the growing national debt, Nawaz said that every child born today is born with a debt.

While waving his party’s flag, Nawaz said that if the people of Pakistan support him once again, things will change in Pakistan for the better. “God will change the destiny of the youth; this government is ruining their future,” he added.

“Together, we will build a new Pakistan which will become Asia’s tiger,” he said.

Lashing out at the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Nawaz said that even though he knew the elections were rigged, his party decided to work with the PPP. However, Nawaz said, the PPP had betrayed them.

Regretting his seven years in exile, Nawaz said he could have served Pakistan during those years.

Promising a change for Pakistan, Nawaz asked the people of Attock to support him. “I have come to you for the sake of Pakistan and not for any personal gains,” he said.

“There will come a time when there will be no inflation, no loadshedding and no other problems and that would be PML-N’s time in power,” he said.

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Reader Comments (69)

  • May 23, 2012 - 8:29PM

    Tell us how you can do it??

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  • May 23, 2012 - 8:30PM

    I wish a joint government of Nawaz and Imran.

    Both seem to be doing good.

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  • May 23, 2012 - 8:32PM

    I wish a joint government of Nawaz and Imran.

    Both are keen to do good.

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  • Asim Mengal
    May 23, 2012 - 8:33PM

    Another promise and another slogan. I feel pity on nation that is befooled by these people on promises.

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  • Blithe
    May 23, 2012 - 8:36PM

    I am glad to see PML N regaining ground as a national party.

    It is very important for them to counter ethnic poclitics being played by PPP.

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  • Village Chamyati
    May 23, 2012 - 8:36PM

    As the matter of fact during two tenure being as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Mr Sharif serve @ best whether it was domestic or foreign affairs. Pakistan image was much better as unfortunately where we are standing now. It was Mushraff who just for the sake of saving his chair imposed Marshall Law and the period of decline was started which Alas could not cover by PPPP. Mr Sharif is patriotic, honest and having strong character. PTI leader Mr Khan is trying his best to rigged the election match in the unknowns hands and unnecessarily blaming on Mr Sharif. The youth is of Pakistani Nation is very clever and understand who is better for Pakistan.

    Village Chamyati
    villagechamyati@gmail.com

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  • Ali Q
    May 23, 2012 - 8:37PM

    A promise is only as good as the person who makes it.

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  • Baba Ji
    May 23, 2012 - 8:39PM

    Promise again ? Hahahahahahaha …Recommend

  • Salman
    May 23, 2012 - 8:42PM

    Lol… we have already seen you before 2 times in fedral and 5 times in punjab… no more chances….
    :-)

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  • hamza khan
    May 23, 2012 - 8:45PM

    @Abdul Basit Adeel:

    you must be kidding. im not PTI fan, but imran would have to be out of his mind to join forces with this man , is only marginally less corrupt than the PPP, and his reign in power was among the worst in recent history. if people were so happy with him, why were they dancing on the streets in 1999 when musharraf came? the man will ruin the country again. this regional politics of appeasing your own people to gain votes must stop. the PPP and PML-N must be defeated. Recommend

  • Balma
    May 23, 2012 - 8:47PM

    No inflation? How can he promise that?

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  • Logic Europe
    May 23, 2012 - 8:47PM

    Zara Bach ke ,, Army will never accept you

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  • Khurram
    May 23, 2012 - 8:52PM

    @Salman: Come one two times gov of less than 2 years. What you can expect from PMLN in less than two years. PMLN total tenure at federal level was less than total of 4 years with two terms of 2 years approx each so we cannot exactly say what they delivered. But ranging from JF/17 thunders to Motorways to Heavy Mecahnical Complexes we have seen their progress. Also they are performing good in Punjab gov compared to other provinces.

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  • Kaleem
    May 23, 2012 - 8:55PM

    IK or PML N, both are much better options than current ruling alliance. Recommend

  • Falcon
    May 23, 2012 - 9:04PM

    Is NS hallucinating or what? Look at the national debt record and you will notice that during 1990s, Pakistan’s debt increased at a significant rate (specially after 1995) because of failure of both PPP and PMLN…it is true that Musharraf was wrong in a lot of his policies, but you have to give credit to him where due…he was the one who pushed for re-scheduling and write-off on Pakistan’s loans post 2001 to create fiscal space for economic development…so let’s stop fooling the people and answer instead that how is PMLN going to play different for the umpteenth time

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  • Gilgiti-No voting right but Proud Pakistani
    May 23, 2012 - 9:04PM

    No no not at all Dear we have already given you 2 times, in fact both of these tow parties since 1947, nothing comes better from you, for God give a chance to new generation to think about the future on this nation…only PTI can make a difference in this old circle…

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  • ReHaN
    May 23, 2012 - 9:06PM

    All the Pakistani political leaders are bloodsuckers except IK. We’ll only vote for PTI.

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  • May 23, 2012 - 9:09PM

    I will believe Mr. Nawaz Sharif when he says clearly that he will change century old colonial governing systems such as police, local government, revenue department and civil service rules and perks. Plus he should promise that the post of governor will be abolished. Then we will have better Pakistan.

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  • Aqeel
    May 23, 2012 - 9:14PM

    . “Dear Pakistani’s, I invite you all to get ripped again by my party. I promise i wont do any less than before”. NawazRecommend

  • imposter
    May 23, 2012 - 9:15PM

    No not again!

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  • a&a
    May 23, 2012 - 9:17PM

    chanda from awam, so he can put that money to his personal account . . . .!!!!
    very simple.

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  • ashar
    May 23, 2012 - 9:22PM

    actions speak louder then words

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  • Hassan
    May 23, 2012 - 9:25PM

    Sorry sir we have decided to vote for change and PTI will bring that under IK leadership

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  • jamal yousuf
    May 23, 2012 - 9:28PM

    We as a nation have lost faith in anything logical, rational. we r just blind followers of our sentiments, prejudices.
    We strangely love and support those who let us down and play with our fates. and discard those who are comparatively better.
    Don’t we know how much US and british and indian influence has permeated in our society.
    Those influences poison the minds of the nation against those who may be better to lead this nation and those who give preference to national interest to their personal interests.
    if we see the things without juaindiced spectacles it is very clear hat Nawaz shareef never compromised on national interest. he was turned out of power first time as he was working on economic block of all the muslim states n the region.
    next time he was turned out as he did not listen to west and ordered nuclear blasts.
    USA is angry with him as he does not accept their dictates. our establishment is angry as he don’t like interference of establishment in politics.
    If we have the lotle insight we can see all the allied government political parties are openly serving western cause and even maulana falur rehman who is a dual characater though opposed to the us apparently is in full support of the present government.
    Nawaz sahreef is for the obvious reason
    Imran if we could see things has been promoted to damage the votes of nawaz shareef and help indirectly the allies. This is not a simple sentimental charge just analyse the development coolly.

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  • May 23, 2012 - 9:30PM

    Nawaz Shrif is the next primeminister of Pakistan. His the great leader in islamic world.
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  • Ashraf
    May 23, 2012 - 9:34PM

    The worst leader Pakistan ever had. Sharifs have corrupted every institution in their self benefit.

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  • Alamgir shahzad
    May 23, 2012 - 9:34PM

    The fake statememt of fake leader. Shrifs were pupits of establishment since last 40 years. They have given 2 time in fedreal and 5 time in pujab. What they deliver? They made only their own wheath by money landering. By advertising thier own imgae on the misiries of ppl troubble. Pmln is a helping hand for zardri ppp currpt govt. And it the pml n which is givng oxigen to the ppp govt . And now also trying to fool the innocent peopl of pakistan by gathring the govt employees in the jalsas. .

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  • Amb
    May 23, 2012 - 9:40PM

    well well well..after hibernating for the a good few years, nawaz has realized that elections are near!!!!

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  • Ali
    May 23, 2012 - 9:41PM

    Well said Nawaz Sharif……..Keep it up… Huge gathering that was

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  • Majid Urrehman
    May 23, 2012 - 9:44PM

    May Allah be with you Mian sb.Recommend

  • hasan ansari
    May 23, 2012 - 9:46PM

    As if we have a better Punjab. Mr. Sharif you can’t see past Lahore. Pindi and the surroundings are Punjab too if I may dare to point it. Its all a big pile of filth since you never set foot there to fix it.

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  • lol
    May 23, 2012 - 9:52PM

    How many times one has to be voted to do some good for Pakistan ? I do not understand the mentality of PakistanisRecommend

  • Azam Khan
    May 23, 2012 - 9:53PM

    You can only think of yourself. Only Musharraf has the capability to lift PakistanRecommend

  • Aqeel
    May 23, 2012 - 9:58PM

    Please vote for me. After all i spent billions in last ten years and thousands of my supporters are dying to become ministers, MPA’s, Lutaira’s etc. Also, what do you lose Pakistanio, if i dont plunder someone else would. Keep it in mind, you have to be miserable..period. PML N (We all other parties endorse this statement :)

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  • Saad
    May 23, 2012 - 10:21PM

    Any one in Pakistan is better then PPP. PPP has failed this nation in all aspects. They have increased our problems. People of pakistan would prefer diictorship then PPP.

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  • Waseem
    May 23, 2012 - 10:39PM

    Reallyyyy????? All you want is POWER and no better Pakistan. Oh i may be wrong you do want a better pakistan which serves your interests best. Mian saab you along with rest of the politicians are a SHAME……i am disgusted……………….

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  • asim
    May 23, 2012 - 10:49PM

    30 years in politics with entire family…shame on you and your democratic standards

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  • Malik
    May 23, 2012 - 11:24PM

    Pakka promise?

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  • May 23, 2012 - 11:25PM

    “I have come to you for the sake of Pakistan and not for any personal gains,”
    hahahahah………………..hahahah……………………………………hahahaha…

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  • Ahmad Khan
    May 23, 2012 - 11:52PM

    Nawaz, you missed the boat this time. Please do your prep for the next time and hope you learn from previous mistakes. You brought Musharaf on us with out looking into merit and we suffered when you ran away when situation got tough. You are equally responsible for our pathetic situation. Please don’t fool us anymore.

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  • May 23, 2012 - 11:55PM

    Politics has been generated by the leaders,
    Lap-top has been distributed among the deserves,
    plundering therein is a different issue.

    Benazir Income scheme,there are many earning directly
    or indirectly.

    No one talking about shortage of power and gas,
    the fact is that there is solution in there manifesto.

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  • Atif
    May 23, 2012 - 11:57PM

    I think PML-N learned much from their past and surely if they had a chance to rule the country again, they will be far far better than currently “the most corrupted government” in the history

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  • Expatriate
    May 24, 2012 - 12:00AM

    Some wiseman said that the politicians suffer from absence of guilt,lie easily and believe that rules and morality don’t apply to them.The world knows how corrupt were his two tenure.The
    country was literally bankrupt and it’s banks letter of credit were not acceptable to the overseas sellers.It seems he has taken leave of his senses.

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  • M Umair Asghar
    May 24, 2012 - 12:13AM

    @Salman: and not even single time they completed the term… n wht do u expect from such govt….”5 Times”… stop quoting Imran n ask ur abba to recall and he will tell that he cam not more than 3 times in total ! 1-Zia 2-twice in 1990s

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  • Gilgit-Baltistan
    May 24, 2012 - 12:34AM

    We love you NS.Pakistan is with you inshallah you will win next election

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  • QB
    May 24, 2012 - 12:35AM

    @ Asif.

    Dear friend there is a saying in Islam that “Momin doesn’t get bit twice from the same mistake”.

    Have we learnt nothing that we give these guys another chance? When is he going to retire? Is the current situation of Punjab no indication of what Mr. Sharif will do when/if he comes to peer? Are people is Punjab sleeping better at night without constant fear of being robbed? Can we trust Punjab Police that they will get justice for us? Dear friends, please reflect what betterment has come to our lives under the leadership of Sharifs? They have used the same old system of corruption and injustice to their own benefit. Please wake up.

    May Allah save us from corrupt and cruel politicians. Ameen.

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  • ali farooqi
    May 24, 2012 - 1:12AM

    Bye NS. Hello Imran.
    Lets try some one new. I think Imran can do it :)

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  • May 24, 2012 - 1:56AM

    Old wine,new bottle,unacceptable label .

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  • MK Ultra
    May 24, 2012 - 2:13AM

    LMAO! This guy must have hired the Obama Team to represent him.

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  • May 24, 2012 - 2:37AM

    Who is he kidding? Is this the same Nawaz Sharif who gave Pakistanis the lost decade of the 1990s?

    In the 1990s, economic growth plummeted to between 3% and 4%, poverty rose to 33%, inflation was in double digits and the foreign debt mounted to nearly the entire GDP of Pakistan as the governments of Benazir Bhutto (PPP) and Nawaz Sharif (PML) played musical chairs. Before Sharif was ousted in 1999, the two parties had presided over a decade of corruption and mismanagement. In 1999 Pakistan’s total public debt as percentage of GDP was the highest in South Asia – 99.3 percent of its GDP and 629 percent of its revenue receipts, compared to Sri Lanka (91.1% & 528.3% respectively in 1998) and India (47.2% & 384.9% respectively in 1998). Internal Debt of Pakistan in 1999 was 45.6 per cent of GDP and 289.1 per cent of its revenue receipts, as compared to Sri Lanka (45.7% & 264.8% respectively in 1998) and India (44.0% & 358.4% respectively in 1998).

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  • Idiot Punjabi
    May 24, 2012 - 3:12AM

    no more vote for fat guy.
    me vote for that handsome khan fella ;)

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  • Ilyad
    May 24, 2012 - 4:40AM

    what is so different this time?

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  • Wasim
    May 24, 2012 - 4:47AM

    Pakistani voters must have very short memory’s what all the party’s have done looted money by the sack loads and these people sit in same seats asking for votes.
    Shariff brothers are corrupt Zarrdai is robbing the country and people want to give them a vote shame on you if you are.
    There only one person left who can take this country out of trouble no electric no jobs no gas no life Imran khan plz vote for him as change is coming

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    May 24, 2012 - 6:49AM

    Election is a formality, You are our next Prime Minister.

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  • Haider H
    May 24, 2012 - 8:48AM

    Nawaz is an Immature politician. He let himself being made a laughing stock by Zardari.

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  • May 24, 2012 - 9:13AM

    here we go again
    You come in power & what is left of us by the PPP you will just eat us up ALIVE

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  • thomas edison
    May 24, 2012 - 9:15AM

    Sorry Uncle, We are with PTI

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  • May 24, 2012 - 9:46AM

    Oh please!!!

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  • Iram
    May 24, 2012 - 10:09AM

    Foreign reserve of Pakistan was touching the bottom level in the rein of NS or foreign accounts were seized to improve reserves, this is the capacity of NS and he is claiming to surmount all problems of Pakistan.

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  • May 24, 2012 - 10:46AM

    power for you now too far – too difficult to come bye – relax in beautiful palaces near lahore……..

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  • Adnan Khawaja
    May 24, 2012 - 6:34PM

    Nawaz Sharif, we are with you. Allah bless you.

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  • Shamila Sadaf
    May 24, 2012 - 6:58PM

    I firmly believe that Nawaz Sharif is the best option for us from the available options. Allah bless him.

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  • Kamran Nabeel
    May 24, 2012 - 7:08PM

    Nawaz Sharif performance is better than all tenures of PPP government, Mororway, double road of G.T.Road, double railway track, atomic explosion, help of poor people during floods, distribution of land among Sindhi haris etc. are some of his achievements. He is a “MADE IN PAKISTAN” man. The dictator attacked on his government of two third majority. He came into rule on vote power of more than two third majority. Still he is the most popular leader.

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  • Maria Junejo
    May 24, 2012 - 7:15PM

    How present judiciary was restored? Our present President proved to be a LIAR. He promised many times to restore the judiciary but did not do so by breaking his own promises. Then this was Nawaz Sharif who came out with millions of people and judiciary was restored who was dismissed by evil dictator. I firmy believe that public is with Nawaz Sharif. He is still conducting big public rallies. My vote for Nawaz Sharif.

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  • Haseeb Jamal
    May 24, 2012 - 7:17PM

    Nawaz Sharif is the best. He is a true Pakistani. We love him.

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  • Haroon Ahmed
    May 24, 2012 - 7:20PM

    Nawaz Sharif is getting much popularity in Sindh. Sindhi people need change. All PPP governments did nothing for Sindh. This time we will not vote for PPP as we always did in past. This time we will vote for Nawaz Sharif.

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  • Asifa Khan
    May 24, 2012 - 7:24PM

    My vote for Nawaz Sharif. I wish him all the very best.

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  • Maria Suleman
    May 24, 2012 - 7:29PM

    Nawaz Sharif, we trust you. Insha Allah you will win the elections and will do the best for Pakistan.

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  • Lala Gee
    May 25, 2012 - 9:19PM

    “ATTOCK: Reminiscing his two stints in power, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan progressed at a very fast rate under his stewardship.”

    Yes Sir, everybody knows how galloping was the progress of your and your family businesses under your stewardship when you were the Chief Minister of Punjab and then Prime Minister of Pakistan. We also know that for you and the other politicians, progress of Pakistan is synonymous to the personal progress and the masses has nothing to do with that. But unfortunately, there are too many fools around ready to be exploited time and again with just the twist of a tongue.

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