Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb Saturday stated the journey of democracy would proceed with same zeal and zest which had passed on numerous dividends to the nation underneath the management of previous democratic leaders.
“The nation reaped dividends and fruits whenever there was a democracy in the country during the last seventy five years,” the minister stated whilst reiterating vision of the Quaid-e-Azam who rightly stated that the country’s future was in democracy.
Addressing the Flag Painting Ceremony in Islamabad at D-Chowk, she stated the country became nuclear power during the democratic rule of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif who related all federating units by establishing community of the motorway across the country.
She stated it used to be Nawaz Sharif who executed the nuclear programme initiated by Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in 1970s. He (Nawaz Sharif) made the country’s defence impregnable no matter the external pressure.
Marriyum paid tribute to all scientists, engineers and others for their contribution in making the country an atomic power.
She stated Nawaz Sharif eliminated terrorism from the country, introduced economic growth to 6 per cent and ensured zero load-shedding all through tenure of his previous government (2013-18).
Whether it was nuclear deterrence, constitution, youth programme, Benazir Income Support Programme or 4G internet, we got all these fruits during democratic rules,” she stated while eulogizing the all those who had rendered sacrifices in the struggle for democracy.
“Whenever democracy was once attacked, it returned with full-force,” she stated whilst terming the political system panacea for all the problems in the country.
She stated the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 used to be a excellent achievement of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s ear as it was once passed with entire consensus of all the political parties. The Constitution ordered all the nation institutions to perform their duties within their domain.
The minister recalled that the largest province of country, Punjab used to be related with all other provinces during the rule of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif who had given mass transit system to all major cities.
She stated the national anthem had been re-recorded and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif would unveil it on August 14 at the national flag hoisting ceremony. After Liaquat Ali Khan, PM Shehbaz would be the first prime minister to launch re-recorded national anthem, she added.
Marriyum extended gratitude to all who contributed in the re-recording of national anthem. The Information Ministry, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) and Steering Committee Head Javed Jabbar played a major role in this regard.
She additionally paid tribute to the offerings rendered by the minorities for the socio-economic development of the country. “Their services can never be forgotten,” she added.