LAHORE: Punjab chief minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan should give up futile protest politics as people have rejected such politics.
“Imran Khan will have to adopt political approach and attitude if he wants to remain alive in country’s politics”, he said while talking to the PML-N delegations here Sunday.
Punjab chief minister said Imran Khan still has time to come to democracy, failing which he would completely lose his standing and support in politics.
“It is never too late to make amends and Imran Khan should review his protest programme”, he said.
Shahbaz said pivot of a politician should be politics and power of the people which people express through their vote, adding if Imran Khan wanted to bring a change in the country, he should have started this process immediately after taking over the government in KPK in the beginning of May 2013.
He said people of KPK expected a different treatment from the rulers and the politicians than what has been meted out to them.
He said the masses never forget their sympathizers and well-wishers who help them in the time of need and the glorious success of PML-N in general elections in the Southern Punjab is the proof of this fact.
Shahbaz Sharif said Tehrik-e-Insaf leadership has judged the mood of the people in Lahore, adding that the PTI long march failed in Lahore and not in Islamabad as the people are angry with PTI for making Independence Day controversial.
He said, in a parliamentary democracy, decisions are made on the floor of the parliament and not on the roads.
He said PML-N government has always been in favour of dialogues to resolve political issues and he believes that dialogue is the best way to settle political disputes.
He said country’s future is linked with democracy and democratic system, adding that PML-N government has always upheld public interest and served the masses selflessly.
He said that all out efforts have been made by PML-N leadership during last six years for the welfare and betterment of the people and this process of service will continue in future as well.
Shahbaz Sharif said PML-N government is striving for raising the living standard of people and speedy implementation of mega development projects for providing basic amenities to the citizens.
He said that masses have given a heavy mandate to PML-N to steer the country of out of quagmire of problems, adding that the journey of progress and development started under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will achieve its targets and Pakistan will become a great economic force.
Punjab Chief Minister said people of Pakistan have given mandate to PML-N in Punjab and the center while PML-N has always respected the mandate given to PTI in KPK.