Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said on Saturday that no other government in the last 25 years had shown as much progress as the current Pakistan People’s Party-led government had, DawnNews reported.

“I challenge that the amount of work carried out by this government is more than the cumulative work done by governments in the last twenty five years,” he said.

Ashraf said this while addressing notables from Gujar Khan at the Prime Minister House here in Islamabad. He said that instead of the ‘Sasti Roti’ and laptop schemes, the PPP-led government had established the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), hailed by the rest of world as an ideal step towards poverty eradication.

Speaking of his nomination as Pakistan’s prime minister, PM Ashraf said that no common political worker of any party had ever been elevated to the position of prime minister but PPP was the only party which had selected him to lead the country.

He also said that the judiciary and the media were state institutions and therefore, the government wished to make them stronger and more stable.

Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said the PPP believes in strengthening the institutions of country.

The appointment of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan as Chairman Public Accounts Committee and Fakhurddin G. Ibrahim as Chief Election Commissioner, are proof of its efforts and commitments to strengthen the institutions.

The PM added that despite the forecasts by media and analysts, the PPP-led government would be completing its five-year term.

PM Ashraf further said that the government was against the ‘opposition for the sake of opposition’ approach. He added that his government was prepared to prove at every forum that no other government had shown the kind of progress as they had. He told how Pakistan became an exporter of wheat from being an importer of wheat.

The PM assured the public in his speech that the upcoming general elections would be independent and transparent. All fake votes had been removed from all voter lists, he added. He also said that in Gujar Khan alone, 121,000 bogus votes had been removed from the electoral lists.

Speaking of Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim’s appointment as the Chief Election Commissioner, PM Ashraf said that it proved that his government wished to stabilise the state institutions.

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December 15, 2012 3:19 pm
I PP Govt, bring peace in Karachi then we can say it is a good political party. It will help also PP to increase vote BANK IN KARACHI
December 15, 2012 3:17 pm
well done Raja sahib .ppp really served the nation ,ppp has reduced the poverty and the worst energy crisis,It also returned the loan which has been taken from IMF. For God sake we are not fool and took pity upon poor pakistani nation , we are living in such a sorry state that we are unable to run our business ,Petrol crisis, worst electricity crisis,inflation,Recorded corruption are the gifts which pakistani nation has received during four years.They wear coast and go for bagging from developed countries .now election season is coming and they are now befouling the people,
December 15, 2012 6:00 pm
Very rightly said, their progress is better than others. They have finely cleaned up railways, rental power, PIA, steel mill, sold ephidrine, they didn't leave even hajjis plundered them nicely. All these institutions will never be able to create any problem in future as they will never exist. They couldn't break Army for which they are trying hard. They approached Americans through their MEMO GATE, but foujis spoiled their effort. Be sure this government will persue their goal till last.
December 15, 2012 4:52 pm
About four years ago, I posed a question to my brother. Can we sink any lower. His unhesitating response was.......... You want to bet?
December 15, 2012 5:42 pm
the PM should get award for the greatest joke of the year!
December 15, 2012 1:32 pm
are u kidding me, Mr. PM?
December 15, 2012 3:41 pm
Well I think he lives in a fools paradise.
December 15, 2012 11:05 pm
That's why no electricity no cng in Pakistan.
December 16, 2012 12:47 am
It is not how many years this government( It is a disgrace to call it a government) have been ruling, what really matters is if any good was done to the country or the people and in that respect these five years have been a total waste of some exceedingly precious time in the history of my country. Where shall you take your gold ---finally ? Recall Qaroon? Recall Shah , His Exalted Majesty ? Remind your colleagues about the end of humans. Tell them the story about Alexander THE GREAT; Recall his empty hands out of his coffin? And thanks for the rented power plants!!
December 16, 2012 12:59 am
He is 200% percent right, lol
Waheed Arshad
December 16, 2012 1:05 am
Democracy is more than just winning an election. It is nurturing a culture of inclusion, and of peaceful dialogue, where respect for leaders is earned by surprising opponents with compromises rather than dictates. President Zaradi proved his competence and his leadership in making this happen. However PPP Administration failed to launch programs for economic development; failed to manage corruption and failed to protect the life and property of the citizens of Pakistan
Michael Malcolm
December 16, 2012 2:53 am
Yes, PPP government showed better progress each year on their entire failure.
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