In a recent address, Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), conveyed a message of prioritizing practical accomplishments over mere rhetoric. Addressing party workers, he expressed satisfaction in meeting with them, stating that they are like family to him, emphasizing the strong bond he shares with party members.
Nawaz Sharif underscored his commitment to tangible service delivery, citing the successful implementation of electricity projects that added 11,000 megawatts to the national grid, effectively putting an end to load shedding. He highlighted the party’s efforts in utilizing coal reserves in Sindh for power generation, contributing significantly to the country’s energy production.
The former Prime Minister refuted any claims of dishonesty, asserting that he does not speak falsehoods. He emphasized that mistreatment of individuals is not forgiven by Allah, and during his tenure, he brought the country out of default status, moving it from the grey list to the white list. Nawaz Sharif recalled instances where he refrained from accepting a salary for not taking a salary from the state treasury, showcasing a commitment to principles.
Nawaz Sharif criticized the state of affairs after his era, stating that the national culture deteriorated. He recounted the challenges faced during his tenure, including the pressure to conduct nuclear tests, where the United States offered a $5 billion incentive to refrain from atomic explosions. Despite the financial allure, he rejected the proposal, prioritizing national interests over personal gain.
The PML-N leader highlighted the rapid progress achieved during his governance, lamenting the current state of the country. He addressed economic hardships faced by the common man, referencing a time when the dollar stood at PKR 104, and essential commodities were more affordable. Nawaz Sharif stressed that he did not engage in unethical dealings during his term and praised his government’s resilience in dealing with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) without compromising the nation’s dignity.
Maryam Nawaz, speaking during the same occasion, expressed gratitude for the opportunity given to Nawaz Sharif by Allah to serve the nation. She reflected on the challenges faced, including a period of self-imposed exile, stating that if given another chance, their destiny would change.
The address by Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz not only highlights the PML-N’s perspective on their governance achievements but also serves as a platform to rally party members and supporters, emphasizing their commitment to practical service for the nation.