PML-N wants govt to complete its term: Nawaz Sharif
PML-N wants govt to complete its term: Nawaz Sharif PML-N wants govt to complete its term: Nawaz Sharif PML-N wants govt to complete its term: Nawaz Sharif

PUBLISHED 7/14/2017
Saturday, January 31, 2009

ISLAMABAD: PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif on Friday said his party does not want to dislodge the government and sincerely believes that it must complete its five-year term.

In an Interview with a local TV channel, he said the PML-N wants to focus on constructive and healthy political activities besides resolution of outstanding issues. “The PML-N is a well wisher of the PPP and wants to strengthen government. Those who are advising the government otherwise are not sincere with the government. However, people at the helm of affairs must fulfil their promises,” he said.

He said Pakistan must be put on the right track and it must have an independent judiciary and a supreme parliament. Nawaz said both the parties reached an understanding in Jeddah when Benazir Bhutto accompanied by Asif Ali Zardari had visited Saudi Arabia and agreed to work out a strategy to restore democracy in the country. Afterwards the parties inked the Charter of Democracy (CoD) and the countrymen were pleased that a new era of reconciliation had begun, he said. He remarked that the CoD could be remembered as the last will of Benazir Bhutto. The PML-N leader said a perception that the PPP had backed out from its commitments had damaged it. He said the country should move forward and the “cancer of 17th Amendment” should be repealed.

Nawaz said the PML-N was supporting the lawyers’ movement as it firmly believed that an independent judiciary was imperative for prosperous Pakistan. The PML-N supports the demand of the entire civil society that the independent judiciary should be restored, he said. He said as the prime minister he had personally appeared before the Supreme Court to clarify his position in a case and this was unprecedented in the history of the country. Nawaz said that there was no change despite the ouster of General Musharraf from power. He said he did not recognise the present judiciary and that he “fears his disqualification.”