Lahore: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said those raising slogans of revolution want to spread anarchy in the country which is not acceptable. The government is ready to sit with Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaaf to address their genuine demands.Country cannot afford any political confrontation at a time when the armed forces are fighting against the terrorists and efforts are afoot to revive the economy.
While addressing the National Security Conference in Islamabad on Saturday Nawaz Sharif said a new beginning was made in the wake of 2013 general elections as the federal government accepted the mandate of all the political parties.Now is the time for political parties to play a responsible role and stand shoulder to shoulder to steer the country out of all challenges.
Thanking the political leaders for attending today’s moot, Nawaz Sharif also invited those parties who have given call of long marches to sit on the negotiating table to strengthen the system. He said we have to collectively protect the country from internal and external conspiracies. He said there is no justification of long marches against the sitting government as it has just completed its one year in office. The Prime Minister said there is consensus amongst the political parties on rule of law and continuation of the democratic set up.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan needs peace to achieve the objectives of development and socio-economic stability.
He said significant progress has been made on the economic front and the international companies have also recognized these achievements and improved the country’s ranking.
The Prime Minister said operation Zarb-e Azb has ignited a hope of peace in the nation. He said the armed forces are valiantly fighting and sacrificing their lives in the fight against terrorists. The operation was launched after a spate of terrorist attacks including the one on Karachi airport,he added.
The Prime Minister said the terrorists caused colossal damage to the lives and economy of the nation and our people continue to suffer from this menace. He said we pay tributes to the sacrifices of our armed forces in the war against terrorism and express solidarity with the families of bereaved families.