LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has regretted that opposition is engaged in preposterous agenda of weakening the country, saying Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) does not care about the progress and development of the country but to protect its vested interests.
In a statement on Sunday, Buzdar said that the national economy is on the right path and the country has been put on the road to progress and prosperity under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Despite Covid-19, business activities are being speedily restored, he added.
The chief minister said that the people want to see progress and prosperity, not chaos. The opposition, by spreading anarchy, is trying to create hurdles in the process of development. There is no room for the politics of chaos and anarchy in the present scenario, he warned.
Those who are engaged in the politics of chaos should display better senses. Neither Pakistanis will be hoodwinked by these reckless elements nor will they allow anyone to create obstacles in the process of development and progress, he stated.
Buzdar said that those who are trying to spread chaos in the country have been exposed. He warned that every effort made to interfere the national development will be foiled. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, has been given the mandate of five years and the government will complete its tenure.
Conspiratorial elements have faced defeat in the past and would face the same fate in future. The incumbent government has always answered the opposition’s negative tactics with public service. He stressed the PTI government is taking the country towards sustainable development as a number of steps have been taken during two and a half years for the welfare and betterment of the people.
He maintained that simplifying government affairs has significantly reduced expenditures, adding national resources were ruthlessly wasted on exhibition projects by the former rulers in the past. He further said that the tradition of misuse of national resources has been curbed. The national exchequer is the trust of the people and now the same will be spent only for their welfare and betterment.
He said, “Our direction is right and intention is good.” He asserted that Pakistan will move forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, no matter how much rejected elements propagate. “We will remove every obstacle in the way of real development.”
He said the opposition should keep in mind that people cannot be served by issuing statements merely. “One has to stand beside them and the PTI leadership is standing beside the people. We were with the people and will remain standing with them in future as well,” said the chief minister.