PM Nawaz criticises Imran, Qadri for becoming hindrance to country's progress

Premier says there is no place for negative politics in the country, time for constructive politics has begun.


Saqib Nasir July 15, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Referring to the 'tsunami march' and the 'revolution' announced by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri respectively, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday remarked that his government will not let anyone become a hindrance to the progress of the country.

Addressing a ceremony for Taxpayer Privileges and Honour Card Scheme, the premier said that there was no place for negative politics in the country, adding that it was time for constructive politics.

Implicitly criticising his two political rivals, the prime minister said their parties were involved in centuries-old politics while living in the 21st century.

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Premier Nawaz stated that his government will not allow anyone to become an obstacle to the country's development.

Energy crisis

Speaking about the prevalent energy crisis in the country, PM Nawaz said there was no immediate solution to the problem.

"People should not expect that the energy crisis will be resolved in 6 months or a year," he remarked.

The premier said that during the Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz's (PML-N) term, every effort will be made to bridge the gap between demand and supply of electricity.

"The country’s treasury does not have enough resources to set up power projects on its own," the premier commented, adding that the government was taking China's help to do so.

PM Nawaz claimed that the future was bright in terms of solving the energy crisis, referring to the various power projects started by the PML-N government.

Acknowledging taxpayers

During his address, PM Nawaz said that under this new scheme - which acknowledges the contribution of the top 100 dutiful taxpayers - top 10 taxpayers in each tax-related category will receive excellence awards.

He stated that the top 100 taxpayers will receive privilege taxpayers cards which will give them access to VIP lounges at airports, fast track immigration clearance and gratis passport.

The premier said that in this way, those who are playing a role in the development of the country and are contributing to the economy will be acknowledged.

"It will also give a message to others to do their part as well," he added.

COMMENTS (37)

Shahid | 7 years ago | Reply

There was no rigging in the polls only Imran is playing in the hands of establishment local and foreign. If there was rigging then why he has government in KPK and sitting in the assemblies He should first resign and then come on streets..

Maryam | 7 years ago | Reply

Save the system....If sharifs will not perform they will be ousted in four years...but what about a military dictator...he normally takes at least a decade...be united to save democracy!!

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