Minister says July 21 will be day of victory for ‘lion’ in AJK
Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would go to the public in 2018 on the basis of his performance whereas Imran Khan would have nothing but a baggage of conspiracies and nefarious designs.
The minister, in a statement, said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government firmly believed in serving the masses and would succeed in the 2018 general elections on the basis of its performance.
On the other hand, he said, Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan would be looking for undemocratic forces.
He said Imran was wailing over the pro-democratic passion of the Pakistani nation. He had been appealing to the people for 126 days to join his ‘dharna’ (sit-in), but the people supported the democratic system, he added.
Pervaiz Rashid said the undemocratic forces appeared in the guise of Imran Khan. If the PTI chief had worked hard for his political party contrary to his undemocratic tendencies, it would have been a different story.
He expressed his wonder over Imran Khan’s postures and asked him why he had been worrying over failure of a coup in Turkey.
The minister further told the PTI chief that power could not be gained through back-door politics, but in the democratic system, one had to serve the public instead of enjoying an extravagance life-style at Bani Gala.
The minister, while speaking at an event organized to welcome Sayab Khalid, former speaker of AJK legislative assembly and a group of political workers in Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), said that July 21 would be the day of victory for ‘lion’ in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) elections which would bring progress and prosperity to the people.
He congratulated Sayab Khalid and others on joining the party.
He said being as Prime Minister and leader of the elected PML-N government in AJK, the voice of Nawaz Sharif would become part of continuing struggle of Kashmiris for right to self-determination, then it would be more effective and strong freedom movement.
He said Nawaz Sharif would be an advocate of Kashmiris’ right of self-determination.
“When the world will know that Nawaz Sharif has government in Pakistan as well as in Azad Kashmir, then India will have to bow before the will of the people.
“As gun bowed before people in Turkey in the same way it will bow before the people in Srinagar whose voice will be heard everywhere.”
He said after retirement of Sardar Abdul Qayyum from practical politics, there were complaints against the working of Sardar Attique, whose politics was just based on ‘palace intrigues’ and not to serve the people.
When Sardar Attique continued with this kind of politics of intrigue against the party’s own Prime Minister, then on the wishes of party leaders and workers, AJK PML-N was formed, he added.
He said PML-N politics was not about intrigues or for gaining power but its politics was about serving the people.
The picture of its politics was clear before people as it was about development projects and facilities of hospitals, education and jobs, he said.