PML-N defender of Pakistan Constitution, ideology: Saad Rafique

  • Railways minister claims PML-N will win the upcoming elections

LAHORE: Railways Minister Saad Rafique on Sunday said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was defender of the country’s ideology and Constitution, adding that with the party at the helm of the affairs, Pakistan would make progress.

Addressing the stone-laying ceremony of Bab-e-Pakistan in Walton in which Shehbaz Sharif was the chief guest, the railways minister said in “their view justice was not done to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, which was the reason behind the party’s call for justice.” The PML-N would continue speaking the truth, he added.

Saad Rafique said the PML-N did not want confrontation with anyone as he urged the political parties to avoid doing politics of confrontation, saying anarchy would damage Pakistan.

Bragging about the PML-N’s popularity after two successful gathering, the minister the general election would bring about another victory for the PML-N leaders Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif.

He said conspiracies, lies and allegations could not dampen the PML-N’s popularity. Today’s huge gathering proved it, which also showed people’s love for the party and its leader Nawaz Sharif. It also demonstrated that the people could not be deceived, he added.

Saad said PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif was now more threatening for his enemies while sitting at Jati Umra than he was at the Prime Minister’s House. A politician always remains a politician, he remarked.

In a thinly veiled criticism towards judiciary, he said voters’ decision should be respected and no curbs should be imposed on politics, adding let the people decide their fate through their vote with holding the timely polls.

The minister asked the opposition parties as to what they had done in the provinces where they had been in government for the past over four years. One party had turned the Sindh province into a desert, while the other had dug out Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the name of Metro Bus, he claimed.

He claimed it was Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who got completed work on projects in months instead of years. “You may file petitions, but Shehbaz will surely run the Metro train,” he boasted.

Talking about the Bab-e-Pakistan premises, he said it was once used as a camp for the migrants at the time of creation of Pakistan. The project would be constructed on 117 acres of land costing Rs 4 billion, he added.

“Credit for the project goes to Nawaz Sharif, who had supported the then Punjab chief minister Ghulam Haider Wayen to initiate it,” he said.