LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the people have rejected those indulging in the politics of protest by showing indifference with untimely long marches and that the Imran-Qadri “collusion” is a conspiracy against democratic system which will never succeed.
While demanding unconstitutional government of technocrats, he said, Imran Khan was violating court decisions. Similarly, he said, demands of Qadri were also unconstitutional. He said that demand of resignation from an elected prime minister was undemocratic and unconstitutional.
He said that the people have given mandate to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for full five years and that they have proved by burying the protest, negative and confrontational politics that they would never allow anyone to create hindrance in the process of development of the country. He said that Imran Khan has got disappointed due to disassociation of the people from his long march. He said that solution of problems in a political system was always found through dialogue and mutual understanding.
According to a handout, the chief minister expressed these views while talking to a delegation of PML-N elected representatives on Saturday.
Shahbaz said that so-called revolutionaries were defaming the country and that the people know very well that who was creating chaos in the country and who was serving them selflessly.
The chief minister said that Armed Forces were fighting a war against terrorists and a conspiracy of dividing the nation has been hatched by launching these long marches. Shahbaz said that economic activities were being affected in the country due to untimely long marches and that friendly countries were also upset on the present situation.
Asking Imran Khan to leave his stubbornness, the chief minister said that insincerity of protesting elements has been exposed to the nation.
He said that negative attitudes in politics were always harmful for stability of the country and democratic system and that elements working against national interests would have to be stopped by displaying unity. He said that this was not the time for holding protests and sit-ins; rather to steer the country out of the quagmire of problems it was presently in.
The chief minister said that revolution could not be brought about by making collusion with those who committed robberies in banks and plundered national wealth in the name of development during dictatorial regime.
He said that protesting elements were in fact perturbed by speedy completion of socio-economic development projects launched by the PML-N government.
Saying that he has served the masses during the past six years, Shahbaz expressed the hope that with the support of 180 million people, conspirators would face yet another humiliation.
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