Nawaz urged to respect mandate of Imran Khan

May 13, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz PMLN leader Mian Nawaz Sharif should respect the mandate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf PTI in KhyberPakhtunkhwa province and allow them to form their government, as it would further help strengthening positive democratic values in Pakistan, said Pasban Pakistan President Altaf Shakoor here Monday.

He said the people of KhyberPakhtunkhwa have given a clear-cut verdict in favour of Imran Khan and respecting it would be beneficial for Mian Nawaz Sharif in further improving his image a national leader and statesman.

Altaf Shakoor said Pakistanis want a real change; they want a new leadership committed to people and their real life issues. The win of PTI is a positive development in the national politics which should be respected by all political parties. He said the PTI has emerged as a symbol of Federation. A large number of youth and women have for the first time taken a practical part in the national politics and the credit rightly goes to Imran Khan.

He said the PMLN, and PPPP have emerged as predominately Punjab and Sindh based parties, respectively, while Muttahida Qaumi Movement MQM has a face of representative of Urdu speaking people. In these circumstances, had the PTI not got a nationwide mandate it would have hit hard the cohesion and integrity of Pakistan as a nation. He said the success of PTI is the blessing of Allah, the Almighty, and it should not be ignored on the basis of political jealousy. He said if free and fair polls were held in Karachi the PTI could have gotten additional four to five seats.

He said our political parties should show maturity and respect the mandate of other parties. They should accommodate one another for the sake of nation and country, as it would help democracy taking deep roots in Pakistani society

He suggested that Maulana Fazlur Rehman and other political parties of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should not create problems of the PTI in forming their government in that province.

He hoped that Mian Nawaz Sharif would get absolute majority in the National Assembly and it would help in improving economy, ending load shedding, stopping drone attacks, security the release of Dr Aafia Siddiqui and resolving all other national issues.

He hoped that Asif Ali Zardari and MQM would also cooperate with the PTI and respect its due mandate.