Shehbaz Sharif decries Pakistan's instability after 71 years of independence

12:05 PM | 14 Aug, 2018
Shehbaz Sharif decries Pakistan's instability after 71 years of independence
LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President and former chief minister Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif deplored on Tuesday that even after 71 years of independence, Pakistan has not become a stable country as progress still revolves around a begging bowl.

Talking to newsmen in Lahore, Shehbaz said the country has not achieved to its fullest and is in search of destiny even today.

He opined that the ship of democracy had not come out of the storm yet as 'we have not learned from our mistakes.'

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The PML-N president also struck an optimistic note and said he believed in the supremacy of democracy, which is why he was at the National Assembly session for the swearing-in ceremony that took place a day earlier.

In a series of tweets, the PML-N leader felicitated the nation on the Independence Day and conveyed wishes from himself and his imprisoned brother, Mian Nawaz Sharif.

The session marked the third consecutive democratic transition of power in Pakistan where outgoing NA Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq administered the oath to the newly-elected members. This was followed by signing of the ‘Roll of Members’.

A total of 324 MNAs took the oath. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan, who is poised become the country's next prime minister, was among those sworn in, along with other prominent leaders including PPP's Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Zardari, and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif.