Nawaz Sharif vows to ensure sanctity of vote, Constitution

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APP43-14 LAHORE: August 14 – Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif talking to media personnel after laying floral wreath at the Mausoleum of Allama Muhammad Iqbal during the ceremony to mark the 70th Independence Day. APP

LAHORE, Aug 14 (APP): Former prime minister Muhammad
Nawaz Sharif on Monday vowed to ensure the sanctity of vote
and supremacy of the Constitution.
“Pakistan Muslim League-N will bring necessary amendments
in the Constitution for the respect of public mandate,” he told
the media outside Allama Iqbal mausoleum on the 70th Independence
Day of Pakistan.
The former premier said Pakistan came into being
under the leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
after democratic and legal struggle.
During the last 70 years, he said, the Constitution was not followed
in its true spirit which was why the country could not made tangible progress and that lesson should be learnt from the past mistakes.
He said, the country was making progress by leaps and bounds
and called his removal as a setback for the country.
Nawaz Sharif said, he brought prosperity during his
four years of tenure and fulfilled all the promises. He said
the economy was growing with a pace, energy projects were being
accomplished and law and order was improving especially in
Karachi.
He said a large number people especially youth had
accompanied him from Islamabad to Lahore.
He also pledged to bring reforms in the judicial
system, as he said, in the present system, a grandson fight
case filed by his grandfather.
“Provision of speedy and cheaper justice will be the top
agenda of PML-N’s next government,” he said, adding, the state
would be responsible for fighting court cases of the poor.
“Pakistan is not of a few people but of 200 million people”,
he added.
Earlier, the former prime minister Muhammad nawaz Sharif
visited the mausoleum of Poet of the East Allama Iqbal and laid
a floral wreath on the grave and offered fateha.
Special prayers were offered for the progress, prosperity
and integrity of the country.
Nawaz Sharif also recorded his impressions in the visitors’ book.
Present on the occasion were Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal,
Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq, provincial ministers Zaeem
Hussain Qadri, Mujtaba Shuja ur Rehman, Mayor Lahore Col (r)
Mubashar Javed, Hamza Shehbaz Sharif MNA, Senators Asif Kirmani,
Pervaiz Rashid, Pervaiz Malik MNA and Shaista Pervaiz Malik, MNA.