ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has conveyed his profound good wishes to the nation on commencement of 2017 with the hope and prayers that it bring more happiness and prosperity for Pakistanis.

In his message on the advent of New Year, the PM said that the upcoming 2017 will surely mark a new beginning in the history of Pakistan to the fact that nation has decisively turned a page in country’s history and have significantly overcome the challenges of extremism and terrorism.

“The dawn of 2017 will surely make us candidly reflect on the year gone by with a view to analysing the high points and shortcomings we experienced in our national life.”

The premier said the tidings of the New Year will instil in the nation the prudence to fine tune tenets of national existence and imbue them with the spirit of tolerance and fortitude. “I strongly believe that Pakistan is finally heading towards achieving not too distant goal of a peaceful land and a developed economy,” he added.

The PM said his government is dedicatedly oriented to provide well laid out means for Pakistanis to build upon their well deserved future plans. “It is my earnest wish that the good tidings of New Year usher in a groundswell of selfless national unity, emphatic appreciation of national imperatives and amiable understanding of national motives,” he further said.

“I undertake to resolutely pursue the national programs my government has solemnly undertaken and steadfastly vouch to deliver upon all the plans my government stands for. With the sanguine hope that the nation will make the best of the New Year I wish you all a very Happy New Year.”