Nawaz Sharif claims credit for Pak govt's tenure completion
With the current government set to achieve the rare feat of completing a tenure, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has highlighted his party's constructive contribution in allowing the incumbents to get to the finish line.
However, Sharif said the time has now come to elect "an honest representative" in the upcoming elections, reports The Express Tribune.
Sharif said that, if voted into power, his party would build a new, developed and prosperous Pakistan. He further vowed to make Pakistan a leading Islamic country with a fast growing economy unlike, he added, the present government.
Sharif said that he had proposed to countries of the Economic Cooperation Organisation to link Pakistan with Central Asian States through motorways.
Lashing out at the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)-led government, Sharif said that not a single ruler was concerned about the law and order situation across the country, such as the security situation in Balochistan and target killings in Karachi.
"Had our elected government not been overthrown in 1999 by (former president Pervez) Musharraf, Pakistan would have achieved tremendous economic progress," he said.
Sharif also accused Musharraf of acting against the Constitution.
"How could this country develop if non-democratic elements ambush governments within two years of its election," he said.