FAISALABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif has said that his party has not merely played cricket but have made the country a nuclear power and the PML-N have made all arrangements to form the next government in the country.
He expressed these views while addressing a mammoth public meeting at the Municipal Stadium Jaranwala, about 35 kilometers from here on Saturday.
Nawaz highlighted the achievements of his previous two tenures as prime minister and said if the PML-N had been allowed to complete its tenures, Pakistan would have been put on the road to progress.
The PML-N president said that the party would win the general elections as the masses wanted to see the PML-N in power.
Nawaz said that he made the country an atomic power but ill-conceived and unwise policies pushed the country into crises.
He said that power loadshedding in the country had made the lives of the people miserable and damaged the industrial and manufacturing sectors.
He said that the energy crisis had also left unprecedented unemployment, lawlessness and poverty, adding that the country was facing one of the lowest economic growths which had further aggravated the problems of the masses.
He said, “The PML-N has always rendered commendable services to improve socio-economic conditions and it has taken all decisions strictly on merit.”
He said that the PML-N would also strive hard for the well-being of the masses, instead of any personal gains, after coming to power.
He said, “We always spoke the truth with the nation. When the people of south Punjab were facing the worst floods, we supported them without any discrimination. It was Shahbaz Sharif who installed a base camp there in the flood-hit areas and focused his full attention on the rehabilitation of the people.”
He said that the nation might make an assessment by observing the ads on TV screens which party contributed to the well-being of the nation and which political group neglected and rejected the masses.
He said that he had not come to Jaranwala for votes; rather, his mission was to make the people understand about their well wishers and ill-wishers.
Nawaz said that the rural areas would be uplifted with welfare projects. Farmers would be provided with cheap fertilizers and seeds.
PML-N candidate from NA-76 Talal Chaudhry and others also addressed the public.
Nawaz Sharif said that his party if given a chance in the May 11 elections, would turn the country into an economic giant.
Nawaz Sharif announced he would establish a network of employment banks throughout the country after coming to power to advance credit to youth for establishing their own businesses.
The PML-N chief said as against corruption, loot and plunder by others‚ the PML-N government in Punjab set a model of good governance and merit.
He said the PML-N after coming into power would upgrade Jaranwala as a district and also connect it with the Motorway.
Referring to the Punjab chief minister, he said that Shahbaz completed great projects for the masses without any discrimination.
He said it was regrettable to say that factories had closed due to the energy crisis; millions of workers were bound to wander in the streets without any jobs. There was an unending chain of protests, demonstrations in the country. “The question is who is responsible for this chaotic situation,” asked Nawaz.
He said, “History records that India used to beg for electricity from Pakistan. This credit goes to the PML-N government.”
He said that the dictator who toppled his government was actually the enemy of the nation. “I was put behind bars without any justification. In this way, the direction of the country was changed in wrong way, leaving the people at the mercy of the fate,” he said.
He said that some politicians were chanting slogans of change. Actually they had no vision and programme. They were trapping the youth just for their personal aims.
“PML-N is being targeted for taking turns; the reality is that we served the nation without any personal interest. We introduced new technology in the country. We installed industry and constructed a network of road across Pakistan” said PML-N chief.
He said that the PML-N had a team of experts who had the ability to cope with challenges and could resolve the issues being faced by the nation on a priority basis.
“If the PML-N is given an opportunity to serve the nation, it would lay the foundation of agricultural and industrial units, multiply the ratio of exports, create millions of jobs for workers and labourers who are real force of the nation”, said Nawaz.
He said that educated people would be given micro loans so that unemployed youth might be able to earn their living with respectable means.
He said that Pakistan had been overwhelmed by stumbling blocks and tremendous problems but by the grace of Allah they would overcome these issues with the cooperation of sincere voters and supporters.
He appealed to the people to support the PML-N candidate from Jaranwala, with the hope that the new leaders would serve the people without any discrimination.
(Courtesy: The News)