ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said that Pakistan’s future lies in continuation of democracy.
“In democracy, lies our ideology, survival and identity,” the Prime Minister said in his message on the United Nation’s International Democracy Day of Democracy.
He said democracy was getting a strong foothold in Pakistan and had resulted in remarkable improvement at social and economic levels.
He said the general election was declared fair and independent by judiciary and it was an important milestone towards a strong democracy.
He said as the UN’s International Day of Democracy was annually held on September 15 with this year’s theme as ‘Space for Civil Society’, the government had implemented this subject in its true spirit.
Nawaz Sharif said for the first time in country’s history, the local governments would be in place side by side with the federal and provincial governments.
He said with functioning of local governments, the common man would enjoy the right of taking his own decisions in a democratic way.
He said the manifesto of Pakistan Muslim League-N was a guiding principle in ensuring the sovereignty of masses, and the government was fully implementing this vision.
The Prime Minister mentioned that the democratic process had helped in developing public consensus against terrorism, which also had its positive outcome in shape of success in Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
He said the democratic system was reflective of the people’s desires and aspirations and also conformed to the solution of their economic and social problems.
He said democracy ensured connectivity with the global world and guided about the high moral values and human rights.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan would continue to uphold democratic norms and express solidarity with democracy.