PM says sit-ins can’t block Pakistan’s progress


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday vowed to continue the journey towards economic progress and development despite impediments being created by dharnas (sit-ins) in the federal capital.

Addressing the flood-affected people in Jalalpur Bhattian area of Hafizabad district, the PM said, “The sit-ins are disrupting business activities in Pakistan and are part of an attempt to impede the course of development but we will continue the journey of development and serve the people.”

“Let them continue with the sit-ins and we will continue to serve the masses,” he remarked.

The PM said that the sit-ins are not doing any service to the masses and invited the protesters to abandon the sit-ins and come forward to help the people affected by the floods.

Sharif assured the flood-affected people that the government would utilise all resources for their rehabilitation. “The government will compensate you for your losses and help reconstruct your houses,” he said.

He said that once the flood water receded in the area, the government would conduct a survey to compensate the losses.

“Public money belongs to the masses and the government will leave no stone unturned to help the flood-affected people,” he added.

Reassuring the flood-stricken people that the government and the nation stands with them in this trying time, the PM lauded the armed forces and rescue forces for their relief and rescue activities.