Nawaz vows to fight dictatorship

18 Dec 2011

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PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif. —File Photo

LAHORE: PML-N President Nawaz Sharif on Sunday vowed that any move to establish dictatorship in the country will be resisted tooth and nail.

Political parties, he said, were an asset of the country and a symbol of national unity but dictators play the game of dividing them and creating parties of their choice to prolong rule.

Talking to members, assembly and office bearers drawing from various districts at his residence, he said, dictatorships have not only damaged the democratic process but also put national unity and solidarity at stake. He said his party would play its active role for making Pakistan a dignified, independent and prosperous country.

“We will again give the nation a Pakistan where ratio of progress is much more in the region, job opportunities for youth were increasing, there was conducive atmosphere of local and foreign investment, national unity and the people were satisfied and confident with regard to their future,” he added.

Nawaz Sharif said that had the democratic process not hindered in 1999 and development projects of that era continued, Pakistan would have become an Asia Tiger today.