We will not let Imran impede journey of progress: Pervaiz

SHER GARH (MARDAN), Oct 16 (APP): Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Sunday said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would not let Imran Khan put hurdles in the journey of progress undertaken by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the country.
Addressing a big public meeting here in Sher Garh, he said Nawaz Sharif had started a journey of progress and services, and a campaign for ending terrorism.
“We will not let Imran Khan put hurdles in this journey of progress,” he vowed.
The minister said those who were doing ‘politics of agitation and assaults’ were not compassionate about the people of Pakistan. And the people would give their decision by stamping the symbol of ‘lion’ in the next elections, he added.
He said the PML-N leaders shared sorrows and happiness of the people. “If anyone of you is in trouble, this pain is also felt by me and Nawaz Sharif,” he told the gathering. “It cannot happen that the people of Pakistan are in pain and Nawaz Sharif remains unaware.”
He said Nawaz Sharif served the people as prime minister three times and nobody could say that his politics was not about serving the people.
“Nobody can say that Nawaz Sharif did not sacrifice his comforts for the sake of the people of Pakistan.”
Alluding to the actions of Imran Khan, the Information Minister said the PML-N did not think about attacking people’s residences while leading a crowd.
He said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz did not do ‘politics of attacks and assaults’. Its leaders were kept in jails but they did not think about attacking others.
Nawaz Sharif was kept in Attock jail and Landhi jail in Karachi while leaders like Sardar Mehtab Abbasi were also jailed for years, he added.
Pervaiz Rashid said the PML-N leadership did not attack others rather they waited for the time when the people would get a chance to vote for Nawaz Sharif.
The party did not come into power at the force of ‘dagger’ but with the people’s vote, he added.
The people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he said, decided that Imran Khan should get a chance to form government in the province.
“You made PTI a majority party and we accepted the decision and let that party serve the people.”
He, however, added that Imran Khan’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was dependent on the PML-N support.
“We could prove our majority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. But we gave
the Pakistan Tehrrek-i-Insaf (PTI) an opportunity to fulfill its promises made with the people of the province.”
He said the condition of schools and hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was not satisfactory.
He said all the way from Attock bridge to Mardan, he could not see a single tree planted by Imran Khan.
“Imran did not plant any tree while billions of rupees were dished out on that count.”
He said Imran Khan would be held accountable in the elections of 2018.
The minister said Imran returned unsuccessful from Raiwind and he would again fail on October 30.
He said only Nawaz Sharif could ensure peace in Pakistan.
“Those who talk about assaults and wars, have not seen dead
bodies of brothers and the weeping faces of sisters,” he added.