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There is no alternative to democracy:PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf

Chakwal:Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf Saturday reiterated that next general elections will be held on time and there is no alternative to democracy.

here, the Prime Minister said that democracy is the voice of nation and the people love it.He said there is no alternative to the democracy. It will be further strengthened after next five years and no-one will be able to derail or harm the democratic system, he added.

The Prime Minister said holding elections is a national obligation
and the government will complete the electoral process on time.
The coalition government is going to complete its term in a few
months, after which polls will be held, he added.

He said only those would rule the country who would get the support
of the masses through ballot.

Referring to his talks with other political leaders, Ashraf said
all the politicians were unanimous that the democratic process should
continue in the country.He said presently, all the state pillars, including media and judiciary,are supportive of democracy. The people enjoy democracy and no one can snatch this right from the masses, he added.

The Prime Minister said it was an honour for him that he was
addressing a public meeting here on the birthday of Shaheed
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.He said he was also proud to be a resident of this area and now he was the Prime Minister with the blessings of the people.Only the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) PPP can nominate a common worker as Prime Minister, he noted.

He said Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had given political rights to
the people,including vote right, by sacrificing his life.
Raja Pervez Ashraf said the PPP always gave due respect and status to
the common workers as it was the part of party manifesto to give equal rights to every one.
The Prime Minister said in 1970 elections, the people from all
over the country supported the PPP. He said Shaheed Benazir Bhutto
gave the message in 2008 elections that “We have to make Pakistan a
strong country and take along all the forces to find the solution of
all the problems.”He said President Asif Ali Zardari continued this philosophy of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and the PPP made a coalition government,which was going to complete its five-year term with the support of its allies despite difficult circumstances.He said the politics has been strengthened and now no one will be able to damage the political system and this message is from PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and other party leaders.This message is also from all the coalition partners of government and political parties that the democratic process should continue, he added.

He greeted the leaders of Pakistan Muslim League, who were
present in the meeting, saying that unitedly all the political parties would resolve the problems of the people.

Speaking in Pothohari, the Prime Minister said he started many
projects for the welfare of the people of Pothohar.He said, “I am your brother, and assure you that the best road
network will laid down in the area.”

The Prime Minister said he was happy that the local PPP leaders had
made the party very strong.He said work on the development projects would be done at fast pace for the welfare of the people of Chakwal and other areas.He said he knew Chakwal very well and was abreast of its problems,which he assured, would be solved on priority basis.He also assured the people that they would get gas supply without delay.

The Prime Minister said Chakwal is the land of brave people who defended the country, but they have been without gas.He announced to accept all the demands of the local people and assured of taking practical steps for their fulfillment.
The Prime Minister hoped that the PPP would win the next election with majority from Chakwal as it had improved its position here.He said it is a matter of great satisfaction and happiness, that a number of development projects have been started in the area.He directed the authorities concerned to initiate work on the development projects without delay, which were inaugurated by him
before the start of the public meeting.He said Gujar Khan and Chakwal would treated at par with regard to the development projects.He said Chakwal will prove to be a real fort of the PPP in the next elections.

Earlier, President Pakistan Peoples Party Punjab and Federal
Minister for Kashmir Affairs Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, addressing
the public meeting, said President Asif Ali Zardari by appointing
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf as Prime Minister had given importance to this area.He expressed the hope that the Prime Minister will change the
fate of the area with the start of development projects.

Earlier the Prime Minister was presented a traditional turban
when he arrived at the arena to address the meeting. The Prime Minister inaugurated a number of development projects, including supply of Sui gas, Neela Interchange to connect the area with Motorway, construction and improvement of roads.He was given a warm welcome by the party workers and leaders when he arrived here amid slogans of Jiay Bhutto.

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