Leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday stressed the need for the government, political parties and the nation to work together to eradicate terrorism and ensure national progress.
Speaking at various events to mark the Pakistan Day, PTI leaders including Ejaz Chaudhry, Chaudhry Sarwar and Ghulam Mohiyuddin urged the nation to set aside all differences and strive for the betterment of the country. They also felicitated the nation on the 76th Pakistan Day.
Former PTI Punjab president Ejaz Chaudhry hosted an event at his office in connection with Pakistan Day. Mohiyuddin and Shabbir Sial were also present. Chaudhry said there was a need to promote unity and tolerance in the nation. He said the key to real independence lay in economic sovereignty. “The cycle of increasing debt needs to be broken,” he said adding that a certain elite had wrested control of the nation’s finances. “Both, at the individual and collective levels, we must hold true to what our forefathers fought for,” Chaudhry said. A cake cutting ceremony was also organised on the occasion.
“This Pakistan Day, we should resolve to work towards the betterment of this country,” former governor Sarwar said. He was addressing workers at a small meeting organised to mark Pakistan Day. Sarwar said in order to honour the sacrifices made for the country, it was essential for the nation to stand for the principles for which its forefathers fought for. “Health, education and agriculture are the (most) important sectors which have to be taken into consideration.”
He said the PML-N was lavishing the national exchequer on projects that were unlike those which addressed the basic needs of the people.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 24th, 2016.
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