SIALKOT, March 21 (APP): Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif Saturdayreiterated his government's commitment to rid the country of sectarianism and terrorism as the back of terrorists had been broken after the successful Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
The terrorsits network had been destroyed, who were now on the run and the sporadic incidents of terrorism would also end soon, he said, adding those organizations which were fanning sectarianism would also be eliminated.
The Prime Minister was addressing Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) workers here at the residence of Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif.
He said the PML-N was the only political party which was committed to the development and progress of the country and vowed that the people would witness a positive change in their lives by the end of its tenure.
The people, he added, had given his party the mandate to serve them, end loadshedding, provide natural gas, eliminate terrorism and rectify the economy.
He said his entire government's machinery was working round the clock to ease the sufferings of the people, who had suffered for years. He said he was not into the habit of making false promises as a number of public welfare projects had been initiated.
He was optimist that the loadshedding would end and terrorism would be wiped out from the country, during the tenure of his government, he added.
The Prime Minister said the promises made by the PML-N during its election campaign would be fulfilled and with Allah Almighty's help his party would return victorious in 2018 general election at the end of its five-year term.
He recalled in 1999 when the PML-N was in power, the country was not facing issues like terrorism, sectarianism, extremism and electricity loadshedding, rather it was heading towards progress. It had become an atomic power during the PML-N government's tenure, he added.
He said the country witnessed development only during the PML-N governments and mentioned the construction of motorways and highways, and conducting nuclear tests. No other previous governments, he regretted, played their part in addressing the challenges and for taking the country forward.
The Prime Minister said his government had inherited problems but it would not disappoint the nation and would bring progress and prosperity to the country.
Nawaz Sharif said the government was determined to overcome energy crisis, reduce prices of electricity and gas, and ensure progress and prosperity of the country. The government, he added, was also working hard to lower the prices of fertilizers so that the
rate of agricultural products decline and their production increases. This, he said, would help reduce inflation rate and increase exports.
He announced that the government would construct an expressway betweenSialkot and Lahore.
He stressed the need for setting up a technology university in Sialkot to benefit youngsters, industrialists and exporters.