PML-N to continue people liaison campaign: Khawaja Saad

  • Posted at: 16 Aug, 2017, in Pakistan

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Tuesday that PML-N would continue its people liaison campaign and the programme of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s visits and activities would be finalized within a few days.
Talking to media about PML-N consultative meeting here, he said the election campaign in NA-120 had been started and Begum Kalsoom Nawaz would be the PML-N candidate, adding MNAs and party office-bearers from Lahore gave their recommendations and basic salient features of the campaign for by-election had also been finalized.Khawaja Saad Rafique added that the meeting also focused the party’s reorganization and to this effect, party individuals had been given various tasks, while several sub-committees had been constituted, asserting that vacant portfolios in the party would be filled and party wings would be strengthened.“PML-N will also chalk out a strategy to absorb youth into its fold as we have observed unprecedented response from this energetic segment during Nawaz Sharif Sahib’s rally from Islamabad to Lahore,” he mentioned.He said consultative meetings would continue and a final programme would be brought forth and there would be separate programmes on political front, party reorganization and legal matter. Since a review petition had been filed by the party and this matter would be taken care of by the legal team.To a question, he said Muhammad Nawaz Sharif time and again in his speeches underscored that some important amendments in the Constitution were need of the hour, so as to give protection to supremacy of law and democratic norms as well as dispensation of speedy and inexpensive justice to common man. He said these amendments would also end the vulnerability of the elected government so that sword of disqualification would not be hanging over the elected prime minister. “What has to be happened with us has been happened but we do not want it to be happened to successive governments,” he opined and maintained that consultation process in this regard would not only be within the party but all other stakeholders including legal fraternity would be taken aboard.To another question, Khawaja Saad Rafique ruled out the impression of any intra PML-N divide, citing that division over issues was the beauty of a democratic party and sans this, there would be kingship in the party. He added that Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was the senior party leader who gave line and guidance to the party and he always stood with Muhammad Nawaz Sharif through thick and thin.To a question, he said Imran Khan committed a historic mistake but he and his companions were now started realizing it, adding that they were thinking that Nawaz Sharif would ignominiously go home after disqualification but this did not happen as the party’s government was very much intact and Nawaz Sharif’s popularity graph among the public scaled up.He said, “Khan Sahab the time is not far when you come to us to talk to; and we probably will not come to you. When you will say Mian Sahab, I was not behind your disqualification but nobody will trust upon you since you were the petitioner and central figure in all this game.” –APP


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