Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira on Sunday said the survival of the country was linked with the continuation of the democratic system and that everybody must play an active role in further strengthening democracy.
He added that the country faced internal and external challenges including terrorism, law and order in Swat and Malakand, energy crisis, threat of isolation on the international front, economic recession, food crisis and floods when the government came to power in 2008.
He said that it was the PPP who brought all the political forces onto one platform and launched a military operation against militants in Swat and Malakand. About the dual office issue, the minister said that the PML-N should decide whether it wanted a democratic leader in the president’s office or wanted someone who would conspire against democracy.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 31st, 2012.
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