The masses have rejected the politics of sit-ins by voting for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in the local government elections, MNA Hamza Shahbaz said on Monday.
Talking to a delegation of journalists, he said that the people had rejected the supporters of political mudslinging.
“The PML-N secured a thumping majority. It is a great responsibility. Those elected will have to deliver at the grassroots level,” he said.
He said that the confidence reposed by the people in the PML-N would strengthen democracy. “The government will take all possible steps for empowering local bodies through constitutional amendments,” he said.
He said that change of government would be only through elections. “The PML-N respected the mandate of the people in 2013 elections and did not try to form a government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa,” he said.
He said that the dream of making Pakistan a developed country would materialise under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. “The media has an important role in the promotion of democracy,” he said.
He urged PTI chief Imran Khan to become a part of the parliamentary committee for electoral reforms.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 8th, 2015.
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