Thursday Dec 29, 2016

Remain committed to Charter of Democracy, says PM


MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said he still adhered to the Charter of Democracy (CoD).

“We are adamanet on abiding by the CoD. If the other person does not respect it, then what can we do,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said while addressing the Azad Kashmir Council.

The CoD was signed in May 2006 by Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party then chairperson Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto for restoration and strengthening of democracy in the country.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said tolerance and mutual understanding was the basis of democracy which his party was following in full letter and spirit.

He said Pakistan Muslim League-N believed in running affairs of government with mutual understanding with other political parties, adding the governments in Balochistan, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, AJK and Gilgit Baltistan were examples to the fact.

The prime minister added that PML-N received an overwhelming mandate by the people of AJK and urged upon the elected members of AJK Legislative Assembly to come upto the expectations of their voters who reposed confidence in them.

The prime minister said the government was steadfast in achieving its objectives of development in the country and would fulfill its commitment with nation of ending power loadshedding by 2018. He said there existed immense potential in AJK for setting up hydro electric plants due to availability of abundant water resources.

He invited local people to invest in power projects in AJK and assured of support by federal government.

Nawaz Sharif said China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was an exemplary project which would bring positive outcome for Pakistanin diverse sectors.