ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said that today is an important day in the history of Pakistan as the electoral process has started with the submission of nomination papers for presidential election. The Prime Minister said this while talking to a group of Ministers, Parliamentarians and the Chief Ministers who have proposed and seconded the nomination of President General Pervez Musharraf as President of Pakistan. The meeting was held at the PM’s House. “It is the first step towards furthering the political process and will strengthen democracy in the country,” he added.
The Prime Minister said that the successful re-election of President General Pervez Musharraf will be in the best interest of the country and will ensure country’s continued journey toward progress and prosperity. The Prime Minster said that representatives from all the four provinces have proposed the nomination of President General Pervez Musharraf for re-election, which augurs well for national cohesion and unity and reflects government’s resolve for promoting inter-provincial harmony.
The Prime Minister while reiterating government’s resolve to ensure peaceful environment before and during the presidential election said that the government would take all necessary measures to fulfil its national obligations to maintain a conducive environment. The members of the delegation expressed full confidence in the policies of President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and said that the re-election of the President will ensure continuity of the reform agenda that has immensely benefited the country during the last eight years. The meeting was attended by the PML President, Ch. Shujaat Hussain, Secretary General, Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Leader of the House in Senate, Mr. Wasim Sajjad, Federal Minister for Law & Justice, Mr. Zahid Hamid, Chief Minster Punjab, Ch. Pervez Elahi, Chief Minister Sindh, Dr. Arbab Ghulam Rahim and Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Mohammad Yousuf.-SANA
Musharraf’s reelection necessary for Pakistan’s progress: PM
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said the successful re-election of President General Pervez Musharraf is necessary for continued progress and prosperity of Pakistan and all those who want to promote national interest will support him during the presidential elections. He was talking to a group of MNAs at the PM’s House here after filing of the nomination papers of President Pervez Musharraf in the Election Commission.
The Prime Minister said that the vision and leadership provided by President General Pervez Musharraf has enabled Pakistan to progress at a rapid pace particularly during the last five years, and this is precisely why he is the unanimous candidate of the ruling coalition. The Prime Minister said PML workers have the responsibility of taking party’s message of good governance, transparency and improvement in the standard of living effectively to the people.
The Prime Minister said the government is committed to make Pakistan a developed country. To realise this goal, he said, the government has presented Vision 2030 before the nation. The country needs stable political environment to achieve the economic goals set therein, he added. The participants appreciated the three-year performance report of the government which has been released recently. They congratulated the Prime minister and said that this proves that record development has taken place in all parts of the country.
The MNAs also briefed the Prime Minister about the performance of their ministries and updated him on the status of various development schemes underway in their respective constituencies. The delegation comprised MNAs Malik Amir Yar Awan, Sardar Shahjahan Yousuf and Mr. Rahman Naseer Chaudhry. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Commander (Retd) Khalil ur Rahman and Advisor to the Prime Minister, Rana Tariq Javed also attended the meeting.-SANA