Politics of sit-in protests to be routed in 2018: PM

Politics of sit-in protests to be routed in 2018: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that his political opponents who staged the 2014 sit-in protests will be vanquished in the 2018 elections.
Addressing an event related to the Neelum-Jhelum power project, the Prime Minister took shots at his political opponents and warned them of defeat in next year’s polls.

“Those who took part in the dharna protests were exposed in Islamabad,” he said. “In 2018, the politics of sit-in protests will be routed,” he added.

Nawaz Sharif said that opposition parties were being recognised for the politics of abuse and allegations. He urged his opponents to open their eyes and gauge the progress Pakistan was going through.

“It is no easy task to cut tunnels through lofty mountains,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that those who had burdened the masses with the menace of load-shedding were nowadays protesting. He said that starting next year, 10,000 MW electricity would enter the country’s system.

Nawaz Sharif stated that the federal government had not interfered in the matters of Sindh or Balochistan. He questioned those who were in power before him as to why roads were not built in the province.

The premier also talked about terrorism and said that the government had broken the backs of militants.

“We have broken the backs of militants,” he said. “The situation in Karachi has become better now than it was before,” he added.

He said that Pakistan was progressing as the days go by and stated that the country would soon become an economic power.

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