Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday postponed its foundation day celebrations here in the wake of a cold spell and decided to hold a convention on January 5 in Islamabad where party chief Nawaz Sharif will announce its election manifesto.
In a statement, Nawaz said that a prosperous and sovereign Pakistan is the core agenda of the Muslim League as per the vision of Quaid-e-Azam.
Realisation of this dream is possible only through the full mandate of the people and the united force of their vote.
“Only a thumping mandate can guarantee resolution of the problems of people. On the contrary, a hung parliament like the current one will not be able to resolve anything,” he said.
The Muslim League fully realises its responsibilities for the accomplishment of the basic agenda of Pakistan movement, the party’s leader said.
He said during the last 65 years dictators used the name of Muslim League for their designs, but a true Muslim League being custodian of the democratic ideals of Quaid-e-Azam existed in every era.
The aim of Muslim League was to set up an Islamic welfare society according to the demands of modern age, he said.
In the 1990s, he said, the Muslim League helped Pakistan achieve a dignified status in the comity of nations but unfortunately its two tenures remained incomplete. According to him, the government which came into power after the elections of 2008 pursued the policies of its predecessor, a dictator, and in this way spoiled the internal and external affairs, as well as economic and political situation of the country.
He said that democracy itself is a system of accountability. Democracy gives people the power of accountability of the rulers and this becomes a source of reformation. The nation has faced the consequences of the undemocratic system imposed by adventurists in the name of accountability.
“The day of accountability for the five-year performance of the present rulers is not far,” the main opposition leader said adding people can differentiate between good and bad.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 30th, 2012.
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