Nawaz vows to protect national interests, slams PTI for May 9 violence
LAHORE: In passionate address to gathering in Lahore, former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Chief Nawaz Sharif, reaffirmed his party’s commitment to safeguarding Pakistan’s national interests.
Expressed his disappointment at not being allowed to complete his government’s term whenever PML-N came to power he told to crowd via telephone Pakistan’s achievement of becoming world’s seventh nuclear power on May 28. He shared his desire for Pakistan to also become world’s seventh economic power. Stressing that PML-N harbors no aggressive intentions towards any nation, he spoke of divine guidance in making right decisions during challenging times.
Expressing concern over actions of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, he remarked, “I don’t know what these people (PTI) are doing; they spoil country while laughing.”
He then proceeded to highlight his own accomplishments. He contrasted his tenure, during which petrol prices were 60 rupees per liter, with current price of 270 rupees per liter.
He slammed PTI for allegedly stoking hatred and misleading people, which, according to him has set country back by many years.
Referring to violent protests of PTI on May 9, during which military installations were attacked, former he stated, “Allah has not blessed nation with this country for dark day like May 9 but for bright day like May 28 (Youm-e-Takbeer).”
Published in The Daily National Courier, May, 29 2023