People reject politics of protests: CM

* Shahbaz says future of Pakistan is linked with democracy

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has gained nothing through protest politics and people have rejected this kind of politics. 
He was talking to various delegations of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. Shahbaz said that there was still time for Imran Khan to come to democracy, otherwise, he would completely lose his standing and support in politics. He said that it is never too late and Imran Khan should review his protest programme. 
The CM said that pivot of a politician should be politics and power of the people which people express through their vote. He said that if the PTI chairman wanted to bring a change in the country, he should have started this process immediately after taking over the government in KP in the beginning of May 2013. 
He said that people of KP expected a different treatment from the rulers and the politicians than what has been meted out to them. He said that the masses never forget their sympathizers and well wishers who help them in the time of need and the glorious success of PML-N in general elections in southern Punjab is the proof of this fact. Shahbaz Sharif said that the PTI leadership has judged the mood of the people in Lahore and it is the fact that the long march of PTI failed in Lahore and not in Islamabad as the people are angry with PTI for making Independence Day controversial. 
He said that decisions are made in parliament and not on roads in democracy. He said that PML-N government has always been in favour of dialogues to resolve political issues and he personally believes that negations are the best way to settle political disputes. He said that the future of Pakistan is linked with democracy and democratic system. 
The chief minister said that the PML-N government has always upheld public interest and served the people selflessly. He said that the PML-N leadership has made efforts during last six years for the welfare and betterment of the people and this process of service will continue in future as well. Shahbaz said that the government is striving for raising the living standards of people and speedy implementation of development projects for providing basic amenities to the citizens. He said that people have given a heavy mandate to PML-N to steer the country out of problems. He said that the journey of progress and development, which started under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would achieve its targets and Pakistan will become a great economic force. He said the people have given mandate to PML-N and it has also respected the mandate given to PTI in KP.  
“The demand of a resignation from an elected prime minister is undemocratic and unconstitutional.”
“People know well that who is creating chaos in the country and who is serving selflessly,” the CM said in a statement.

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