Nation rejects shallow slogans of change: Nisar

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APP64-13 KHEENGER: May 13 - Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan addressing gathering at, Kheenger. APP

ISLAMABAD, May 13 (APP): Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar
Ali Khan Saturday said ‘real change’ in the country was possible only
through practical measures and not through raising ‘shallow slogans’
of change, which had been rejected by the nation.
Most of the people, who were raising slogans of change, were
corrupt and had already changed parties several times for their
personal gains, he said while addressing a public gathering at
Saroba near Chakri.
The minister said the country was moving on the path of development
as projects in energy and infrastructure, including the
China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were launched by the Pakistan
Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.
But few elements were involved in the politics of agitation,
which was halting the development process and might be detrimental to
the democratic process as well, he added.
Nisar said unlike its opponents, the PML-N government believed
in practical measures such as construction of roads, bridges,
schools, hospitals, water supply schemes, motorways and the CPEC.
All such projects would “drown the opponents’ politics in the River
Swan,” he added.
He said in democracy, national decisions were made in parliament,
courts and in the court of people, and not on roads.
He said a nation progressed when democracy flourished in the
country, but the politics of agitation and confrontation not only
halted the development process, but also pushed it several years back.
The interior minister said development schemes worth billions
of rupees initiated during the last four years were a testimony of
the government’s commitment towards the well-being of people.
“In order to strengthen Pakistan, we should promote the
politics of tolerance and endurance,” he added.
Earlier, he also addressed people of Chontra, Chakri, Rawat
and Khengar Khurd.
On the occasion, several important personalities of the area,
including former chairmen and voice chairmen of union councils
belonging to Pakistan Peoples Party, PTI, and Pakistan Muslim League-Q,
joined the PML-N.
The minister also announced several development projects worth
millions of rupees in various sectors including water, health,
education and infrastructure.
He said terrorism and extremism had no link with Islam.
He said national interest would always be protected at every
level.
The minister pointed out that the PML-N government remained
steadfast in the most difficult situations and gave utmost priority
to justice and truth.
He said his party also gave priority to the sanctity
of Islam and the national interest in the country’s politics.
He said the opponents had no other agenda but to make false
allegations and false commitments.