Leghari hopeful of successful LFO negotiations
LAHORE: Millat Party (MP) president and Member of National Assembly Sardar Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari said on Monday he hoped the government and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s (MMA) negotiations would succeed.
Talking to journalists after opening the MP Lahore office in the Al Faisal Plaza at Regal Chowk, Mr Leghari said good governance could not survive until democratic parties change their attitude and work for Pakistan’s benefit. Opposition forces must prefer national interests to personal interests, he said.
Mr Leghari said there could not be democracy in Pakistan without tolerance and positive criticism, adding that the opposition should end its boycott of the National Assembly.
Mr Leghari said the MP was formed to bring about a revolution in the country. “Seeking power and ministries is not our game. We want a modern, Muslim Pakistan where minorities and women have rights and there is justice for everyone,” he said.
Illiteracy, poverty, inflation and deteriorating security were the main hurdles to Pakistan’s progress, he said. “We cannot compete with the world by making bombs and increasing war weapons. We should improve our literacy rate and focus on poverty elimination,” Mr Leghari said.