Parliamentary leaders vow to extend cooperation to Nawaz Sharif

Parliamentary leaders vow to extend cooperation to Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Almost all Parliamentary parties congratulated Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and vowed their support in good-work here on Wednesday.

PPPP President Makhdoom Amin Fahim congratulated Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on his election as the leader of the house. He said his party will extend full cooperation to the new government to defend the constitution and parliament against any adventurism.

He recounted the achievements of the previous government and said it laid the foundation of a strong democracy. He paid tributes to all the political parties for cooperating with the PPP led government.

Amin Fahim demanded the new government to complete Pakistan-Iran Gas Pipeline project which he termed is in the best interest of the country.

Amin Fahim said previous government had taken few important decisions in its five years tenure including appointment of a female Speaker of the National Assembly, Benazir Income Support Programme, 18th, 19th and 20th amendments by which President of Pakistan returned the powers to the Parliament. He said government also given important positions to the opposition such as Chairmanship of PAC and Commerce Committee.

Amin Fahim demanded the new government to complete Pakistan-Iran Gas Pipeline project which he termed is in the best interest of the country.

He also said that agencies role in the politics must be discouraged in the future as enough is enough, democracy must be given a space.

Amin Fahim said that his party would play the role of a constructive opposition in the National Assembly.

Fahim said democracy had been strengthened and all steps during the tenure of the PPP government had been taken in-line with the constitution of the country.

Fahim added that the credit for Nawaz being elected the prime minister for the third time should go to the PPP because they had introduced the amendment in the house which called for an end to the restriction on individuals being elected the prime minister for the third time.

Fahim said that when the PPP was in government, they had appointment several heads of parliamentary committees from the opposition.

The PPP leader said they would not accept any wrong decision of the government and hoped that problems facing the country such as terrorism and loadhsedding would be solved. “We will work with the government to solve problems.”

Fahim also stressed that during the tenure of the PPP there were no political prisoners.

Amin Fahim als called on the new government implement the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline.

Meanwhile PTI President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi congratulated Mian Nawaz Sharif and said every step for the supremacy of constitution is pleasing for him. He said Nawaz Sharif was his leader and will remain his leader in the future.

He said today is a real historic day as transition of power is taking place smoothly. He said PTI will play a real opposition role, but will also support government in its good initiatives. He demanded the government to hold Local Bodies elections in the country immediately.

He said no one in the country will tolerate drones or bullet riddled corpses. He said circumstances must be changed now.

Chief of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), Mahmood Khan Achakzai, said that not only dictators but his collaborators should also be held accountable in Pakistan for abrogating the Constitution.

“If action is to be taken against Pervez Musharraf then it should be across the board… Not only the dictator but his collaborators should also be held accountable,” the veteran Baloch leader said while addressing the National Assembly on the occasion of Nawaz Sharif’s election as third-time prime minister.

He opposed the role of army in Pakistan’s politics, and called for putting behind the past mistakes.

“We should build a new Pakistan by putting behind the past. We must set right our past mistakes and pledge not to repeat them in the future,” the PkMAP chief said.

Mahmoud Khan Achakzai suggested that those judges who did not accept the orders of the dictators should be declared national heroes and they should be paid their salaries. Similarly those judges who supported dictatorship should be condemned.

He said there should be no persecution against anyone as the country which is passing through a critical phase requires consensus and unanimous policies. He said Islamic principles should be followed to ensure justice in the country. Achakzai said there should be no role of the military and the secret agencies in politics.

JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman also expressed his greetings to Nawaz Sharif for becoming third time Prime Minister. He said Pakistan was not a secular country as its foundation was built on Islamic ideology.

Fazl said to improve economy, law and order situation of the country would have to be improved.

MQM leader Farooq Sattar, on occasion, congratulated Nawaz Sharif saying that it was good gesture of newly elected PM to take all political forces onboard to make a new Pakistan.

Sattar said he and his party appreciated Nawaz Sharif’s concern for Karachi adding that law and order situation of financial hub of the country must be resolved on top priority basis.

Farooq Sattar has urged the newly elected PM to steer the country out of power and economic crisis.
Sattar held out the assurance to the government that his party would support “all positive policies of the government.”

He highlighted the law and order situation in Karachi, saying that MQM workers were being targeted in the city and the Chief Minister Sindh should pay heed to such incidents.

He urged the government to eliminate unrest in Balochistan to avoid 71-like situation.

“We must turn the country into Quaid-e-Azam’s welfare state. We assure you our cooperation for the betterment of Pakistan,” the MQM leader said, and felicitated the newly elected PM

Sheikh Rasheed, chief of Awami Pakistan Muslim League, also congratulated Nawaz Sharif for Premiership. He said the leaders who were production of dictatorship were today making speeches against the dictators.

Sheikh said economy of the country was about to collapse as PIA, railways and steel mills were producing nothing.

Sheikh Rasheed has said that there is no harm in holding peace talks with Taliban, who according to him, are reality.

Speaking on the floor of National Assembly today, Rasheed said: “nobody can speak in the house if I am not allowed to speak.”

Pakistan urgently needs USD6 billion to revive the economy, he said, adding Saudi Arabia was not giving any USD15 billion.

“Missile strikes will stop if economy is fixed,” he said.

The AML chief said that those who were speaking against dictatorship were product of dictators themselves.

He urged the need to buy new train engines instead of laying down Khunjerab track.

Jamaat-e-Islmai parliamentary leader Sahibzada Tariqullah congratulated Nawaz Sharif on the election of the prime minister. He said that JI would support Nawaz Sharif supremacy of Qurran and Sunnah, adding that Pakistan should be run according to the constitution. He said that JI would cooperate with the government over its good deeds, adding that Pakistan should quit the war on terror, adding that all big and small institutions today have become corrupt, adding that the Supreme Court has also taken notices on this issue.

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