LAHORE - Former Punjab Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah, MNAs and office-bearers of district City Presidents youth wing led a big Istehkam-e-Pakistan rally arranged by PML-N Faisalabad on Sunday which was attended by a large number of PML-N and youth wing workers who expressed complete confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, says a handout issued here.PML-N workers raised slogans in favour of PML-N leadership. Traders organisations accorded a warm welcome to the participants of the rally and showered rose petals. They described revolution and Azadi marches in Islamabad as a great loss to national economy, stability and development of country. Participants of the rally from different parts of Faisalabad reached Kutchery Bazaar from District Council Chowk. Hundreds of vehicles, motorcycles and thousands of pedestrians participated in the rally and raised slogans against those hatching conspiracy against the government. Addressing the participants, former Provincial Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah Khan, MNAs Akram Ansari, Begum Khalida Mansoor, former Senator Farooq Khan, City President and MPA Sh. Ejaz Ahmad, other Assembly members besides Secretary General Youth Wing Punjab Ch. Kashif Nawaz Randahawa and trader leaders said that participation of lakhs of people in Istehkam Pakistan rally has proved that people still have full confidence in the leadership of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.He said that Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri are agents of foreign forces who want to create hurdles in the way of progress and prosperity of the country. They said that the youth of Youth Wing are volunteers of Mian Nawaz Sharif and will foil every conspiracy against democracy and the country. They said that undemocratic elements indulging in derailing democracy have been exposed. They said that all democratic parties including Opposition are standing with Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. They said that so called sit-ins of Tahir ul Qadri and Imran Khan have put the country’s economy at stake but with the blessings of Allah Almighty and force of people, the country will make rapid progress under the leadership of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif. The speakers said that they fully support Nawaz Sharif at this critical stage. They said that Sharif brothers are a pivot of expectations of public. The speakers said that Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri are engaged in futile effort of toppling the government. They said that the country and the nation are being pushed towards chaos and anarchy under a well thought conspiracy.They said that the designs of those threatening to break Red Zone have been exposed to the people. They said that if such elements took law into their hand, then it will be a deep conspiracy against the country. They said that if their leadership asks them they will not give an opportunity of escape to Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri.They said that the Youth Wing workers are a vanguard of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and will never hesitate to give any sacrifice. Hafiz Shafiq Kashif said that Tahir ul Qadri and Imran Khan are violators of law of Pakistan and their demand of resignation from Nawaz Sharif is unconstitutional. He said that the announcement of civil disobedience by Imran Khan has been rejected by all traders communities, civil society and lawyers.Osama Saeed Awan said that the country has suffered a loss of Rs.490 billion due to the drama of sit-ins. He said that at a time when Pakistan is in the state of war and Pak Army is engaged in Operation Zarb-e-Azb, these political jugglers are indulging in the politics of sit-ins and will never succeed.
Published in The Nation newspaper on 25-Aug-2014