'Pakistan would have been prosperous if Zardari had accepted my agenda'

Published: January 2, 2012
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Nawaz says Pakistan would have been prosperous today if  Zardari had accepted his agenda. PHOTO: Express

Nawaz says Pakistan would have been prosperous today if Zardari had accepted his agenda. PHOTO: Express

Nawaz Sharif addresses a gathering upon his arrival in Karachi on Monday. PHOTO: INP Nawaz says Pakistan would have been prosperous today if  Zardari had accepted his agenda. PHOTO: Express

KARACHI: PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, while addressing a large gathering of supporters in Karachi, said that if Zardri had accepted the agenda of the Charter of Democracy, it would have worked wonders for the country’s prosperity.

The nation is very worried about the current government’s actions, he said. If PPP had accepted that agenda, the state of the country would have been much more prosperous, and nothing could have made him happier than a flourishing Pakistan, Nawaz added.

The PML-N chief also added that if by following the aforementioned agenda, Zardari succeeded in improving the condition of Pakistan, and was elected into office again, that would make Nawaz Sharif the happiest person in the country since his only priority was a prosperous Pakistan.

He said that Pakistan was an extremely blessed country and had everything from coal and water to agricultural resources. The real problem of the country was that nobody had attempted to run it accurately in the past 64 years, he added.

Sharif  said that the world had gone to new heights like stepping on the moon in the past 64 years, but Pakistan was still stuck with problems like lack of clean water. Talking about the recent flood crises, he said that he had personally visited the affected areas and witnessed people living without camps, their homes and livestock destroyed in the catastrophe. The PML- N chief vowed that he would change the condition of the people of Sindh and eradicate poverty and starvation from the province.

Nawaz Sharif posed a question to the politicians of Sindh, asking them what was it that they were doing for the very same people who had voted for them. Nawaz said that the poor and troubled of the province were drowning in the floods, unable to feed themselves and their children, but their elected leaders were not coming to their rescue.

The PML-N chief said that nothing was more important to him than employment for the youngsters of Pakistan. He roused the crowd by asking them if Pakistan should still have poverty, load shedding and unemployment after 64 years of independence. The crowd responded by chanting ‘No, No’.

Nawaz reminded the people of Sindh how his party, when in power, had eradicated robbery and kidnappings from Sindh and set up an army court in the civilian set up. He further added that seeking the army’s assistance under a democratic supervision was completely justified as its purpose was to protect the citizens and bring peace in the city.

Nawaz Sharif stressed that the most important thing for the people of Pakistan at the moment was security and peace within the country. He said things needed to change in the country so that people stopped living in a constant state of fright.

The PML-N chief said that he was planning on establishing schools for the underprivileged in every part of the country, similar to the ones being run by Shahbaz Sharif in Punjab. These schools provide free education, along with books, uniform and laptop to the poor children of the rural areas.

Nawaz stressed several times that his agenda was to bring prosperity to Pakistan, and if Zardari government could succeed in doing that, the PML-N chieif wouldn’t care if he came into power.

Talking about his party’s achievements, Nawaz  said that PML-N was the only party that had done something substantial for the country till now. He said that many new parties had sprung up, ones which also talked about ‘bringing change’, but PML-N already brought the change they were talking about when it was in power.

Sharif further added that his party talks on the basis of their track record. They had always worked towards making the people of Pakistan proud of their country, and the biggest example of that was when Pakistan carried out nuclear tests in retaliation to India under Nawaz’s regime. He appealed to the people of Sindh to help PML-N win a majority in Sindh. He mentioned how the party had always received the lowest votes from Sindh, but this time he was expecting results contrary to this.

The PML-N chief arrived in Karachi today to attend the party elections for the Sindh Council.

Earlier, while talking to the media, Nawaz said that his party believed in democracy and that today’s elections were also based on the democratic stance of the party.

Sharif also said that it saddened him that an agreement between PML-N and PPP couldn’t be worked out when they wanted to. If that would have worked out, it would have helped in wiping out corruption, along with other problems, from Pakistan.

Talking about Karachi, he said that the people of Karachi were not happy with the current situation in the country. He further added that all the political parties present in Karachi owe an explanation to the Karachiites about what they are doing for Pakistan.

Commenting on the Hazara province, he said that PML-N was in favor of the formation of the province, but would not approve dividing other provinces in the country, like Sindh for instance.

Later today Nawaz Sharif is expected to visit the residence of famous Ghazal singer Mehdi Hasan and legendary comedian Lehri and inquire about their health.

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Reader Comments (31)

  • MAD
    Jan 2, 2012 - 3:29PM

    I think he’ll make a mess out of this one too as he did in KPK

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  • abbas
    Jan 2, 2012 - 5:09PM

    Alot of ‘me’ and ‘my’ when ever he opens the mouth.

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  • jai zardari
    Jan 2, 2012 - 5:15PM

    he can soon have the opportunity to put things right if he doesn’t bring this govt down
    ppp and pmln are two most popular parties,the future of Pakistan lies in them working together

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  • MAHER ALI
    Jan 2, 2012 - 5:17PM

    I think Zardari will now accept his few points of AGENDA and they will again team -up….Recommend

  • Aslam
    Jan 2, 2012 - 5:18PM

    @abbas:
    suprise to see that coming out from a PTI supporters, should listen to imran khan speech where the only words are I, ME, MYSELF.

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  • Meekal Ahmed
    Jan 2, 2012 - 5:33PM

    well, this is politics. I hope we recall his two stints in power and what a God-awful hash he made of things.

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  • Ali Tipu
    Jan 2, 2012 - 5:33PM

    Haha…His agenda?

    Whatever agenda he has previously implemented brought Pakistan to the brink of collapse. He gives lessons to Zardari about SC but the truth is he himself along with his supporters ran over SC when they gave a decision against him. Enough with his agenda that he has been implementing for the last 30 years.Even now, his agenda is to support Zardari and saving his good for nothing government in Punjab.

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  • Shahid
    Jan 2, 2012 - 5:37PM

    @Aslam:

    Imran khan is a great leader, please dont compare him to nawaz shareef,

    and Imran uses only one word and that is Pakistan Threek-e-Insaaf.

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  • Abdul
    Jan 2, 2012 - 5:43PM

    “The real problem of the country was that nobody had attempted to run it accurately in the past 64 years, he added.” O Mian Sahab, 5 saal tou aap ne bhi hukumat kari hai! Bhool gae??

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Jan 2, 2012 - 5:44PM

    Agendas aside, how come any prosperity ever comes out of an unproductive system?

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  • Punjabi
    Jan 2, 2012 - 5:52PM

    :).. Yes his agenda has made punjab california of pakistan. In punjab solar n wind power is being generated and there is no shortage of cng. Punjab has become a knowledge economy due to excellent universities setup by nawaz sharif during 80s. Punjabs schools are at par with south korea n students continously perform at the top in math and science. The word bribe is only found in history books, while police, patwaries and other gov official perform their duties deligently.

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  • Waqas Butt
    Jan 2, 2012 - 6:09PM

    Stop it Nawaz Shareef, we cannot be fooled any more. Enough is enough. You better team up with PPP and both corrupt parties should try to bring something good for themselves but rest assured your time is over. Good Bye.

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  • Muhammad
    Jan 2, 2012 - 6:40PM

    he is better than PPP MQM and other allies…PML N is my second option if imran fails to stick….i beleive people of karachi and sindh are biased they dont support punjabi PM….its a big shame..karachi is made hell for poor people but this is ur choice…whole pakistan get by this but not more than those living in this city..its ur choice…..Muhammad from Abbottabad…

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  • Faisal
    Jan 2, 2012 - 6:47PM

    Zardari didnt accepted your agenda but sadly you did personlized his agenda..Time has gone by leap and bounds..Thx to Democracy :-)

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  • Faisal
    Jan 2, 2012 - 6:49PM

    @Aslam:
    Because he still owns some credibility, What Nawaz Sahib has left to offer now?

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  • zayeph
    Jan 2, 2012 - 7:01PM

    Hahahaha mia sahib jaaan hi deoo hun te….. true done nothing impressive in punjab in this Govt. too, except made roads around their houses

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  • Max
    Jan 2, 2012 - 7:27PM

    Oh really? Where was that agenda when you were PM? Also did you pay your share of taxes?

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  • Jan 2, 2012 - 7:29PM

    Nawaz Sharif should withdraw the Petition for inquiry into Memogate, to prove his democratic credentials.

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  • Tariq
    Jan 2, 2012 - 8:05PM

    A case of the ‘pot calling the kettle black’ !

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  • Beatle
    Jan 2, 2012 - 8:33PM

    What the heck on earth restrict him to implement his agenda in 62% of the homeland?
    Do it. Whatever you can, to prove your point and make the people to believe you.

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  • MALIK WAQAR HAIDER AWAN
    Jan 2, 2012 - 8:48PM

    Most of the time in recent past in Punjab PML N was in Govt. Punjab is more peacefull and prosperous as compare to other provices. The rate of corruption is also low as compare to other provinces. Mian Sb keep it up we have great expectations from you.

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  • Imran
    Jan 2, 2012 - 9:12PM

    @MALIK WAQAR HAIDER AWAN:
    Excuse me? I’m sure you don’t believe what you have posted!

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  • mohammad naeem
    Jan 2, 2012 - 10:14PM

    100% agree
    @a.bajwa

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jan 2, 2012 - 11:46PM

    Main Nawaz Sharif Sahib:

    I don’t understand your logic.

    Why Mr. Zardari would have accepted your ”Agenda” of Chater of Democracy when you have signed the document with Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and NOT with Mr. Asif Ali Zardari.

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  • Aftab kenneth Wilson
    Jan 3, 2012 - 12:53AM

    Sir your Agenda was to become “Ameer Ul Momineen” for which you have already paid a heavy price. Politicians with Three Marla Faces can not change things so respect the present mandate and wait calmly for another year so that next government should also complete their five years term. This is in the interest of democracy not for the liking of few opportunists.

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  • Asif Sattar
    Jan 3, 2012 - 1:22AM

    luks like he is making a case for coalition in sindh with PPP with his fishy comments against the threat of change posed by other parties.

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  • Muhammad Rohaan Sadiq
    Jan 3, 2012 - 2:07AM

    Does he mean ” Pahle Tussi phirr Assi ” agenda? If this is the case then surely Pakistan would have flourished in the name of politics. I want to swear at them…but I can’t infact I have never sweared at any one.

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  • Ashraf P
    Jan 3, 2012 - 9:29AM

    Is it that easy to make a nation prosperous? Preposterous !!

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  • AM
    Jan 3, 2012 - 1:00PM

    pmln are so scared to hold a rally Karchi because they no no one will turn up
    they only hold rallies with their party workers in posh hotels like PC
    nawaz has no support in Karachi unlike Imran Khan who could bring revulsion in Karachi because everyone i meet supports Imran Khan

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  • R S JOHAR
    Jan 3, 2012 - 3:20PM

    @Punjabi:
    Wonderful description of California of Pakistan. Why can’t GOP give more publicity about it at international level so that people from the third world countries who spend millions to go to US opt for Punjab and bring prosperity to Pakistan ?

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  • Javid Akthar
    Jan 4, 2012 - 6:28AM

    I cannot think of any politician or general who could make Pakistan prosperous. Very sad.

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