Defiant Sharif warns of elements hampering Pakistan’s progress
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif appeared defiant on Sunday as he warned the people to be wary of elements staging sit-ins and hampering national progress even as the three-week-long political turmoil showed no signs of a breakthrough.
‘It is your duty and the duty of nation to take notice of such elements who cannot tolerate their progress and they should not allow anyone to stage sit-ins,’ Sharif said amid demands for his resignation by protest leaders Imran Khan and fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri.
Sharif, who visited flood-hit areas in Sialkot in Punjab province, said the government should be assisted in flood-relief efforts which was more important than staging sit-ins’.
Those who are staging dharnas should come forward to help government provide relief to flood-affected people,’ he said. Sharif said the government has put the country on the path of progress and the nation should take notice of the people who are against the uplift of Pakistan, the News reported.