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PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif addresses a public gathering in Swat on Wednesday. – Photo by PPI

MINGORA: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that he wanted to serve the country and the nation with zeal, if voted to power again in the upcoming general election.

Addressing a public meeting after laying foundation stone of Punjab government funded Kidney hospital at Manglawar area of Swat, the PML-N chief said the project would cost Rs 1 billion and will be completed in one year time.

He said had his governments were given full ten years in power, it could have changed destiny of the nation and the country towards betterment.

“We have taken it as challenge to steer Pakistan out of crises if an opportunity was given to the PML-N to rule the country, he maintained.

Sharif also announced to construct a motorway from Mardan to Swat and spreading a road network from Karachi to Khyber. He hoped the kidney centre would one day become a full-fledged university also.

Apparently criticising Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, he said, “Pakistan’s problems wouldn’t be miraculously resolved in 90 days as claimed by few politicians.”

Politicians contending the upcoming general elections should come up with realistic solutions to solve people's problems, said Sharif and termed the promises made by politicians as mere “election gimmicks.”

The PML-N leader said that only his party possesses a team which is fully equipped mentally to practically deal with issues faced by the country.

He said the politicians should now forget about ruling over people and said that it was about time that they started serving them, adding that the PML-N had always considered politics as means of serving people.

The public meeting was also addressed by Senior Vice President PML-N Amir Muqam and Chairman Punjab Trust Hospital and the party leader Ishaq Dar.

Central General Secretary PML-N Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, former KP chief minister Sardar Mahtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi, Senator Pervez Rashid and Saranjam Khan were also present on the occasion.