Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that what we are today is all due to Pakistan. He said that we will not allow to converting Azadi March into destruction march. The Chief Minister said that it is unbelievable that any patriotic Pakistani can say these words “traders should not pay tax, people not pay bills and overseas Pakistanis stop sending foreign exchange”. He appealed to Imran Khan not to take revenge of failure of sit-in from Pakistan.
He was talking to Assembly Members, here today. The Chief Minister said that those who were demanding resignation are now talking about resigning themselves. What kind of U-turn is this, he questioned. He said that the whole nation has proved that it will not accept any unconstitutional demand of the protesting elements. He said that an attempt is being made to play with the future of Pakistan by making a shield of women and children.
Shahbaz Sharif thanked traders’ community, industrialists and the whole nation for totally rejecting the call of civil disobedience and said that no patriotic Pakistani has supported this announcement. He said that people of Pakistan can differentiate between the right and the wrong. He said that after the demand for technocrat government, the call for civil disobedience has totally divided Tehrik-e-Insaf. He said that Imran Khan has set world record for changing his stances and he is now isolated in politics due to his stubbornness.
The Chief Minister said that it is unfortunate that a Pakistani has declared Gandhi as his leader instead of Quaid-e-Azam. Similarly, Imran Khan has perturbed the souls of the martyrs of Pakistan Movement through his Azadi March. He said that Quaid-e-Azam is not the leader of Muslim League alone but of 18 crore people of Pakistan. He said that Pakistan Muslim League-N has always given preference to national interests over personal and political ends. He said that masses are the pivot of politics of Pakistan Muslim League-N and it is ready to make every sacrifice for the country.