LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif remarked that people must change their mindsets in order to move forward
While addressing an event in Lahore after meeting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Gujranwala and Faisalabad divisions, he said we will have to change our perception of things and our way of thinking.
“If we have been unable to bring about any substantial reform in the last 70 years then today, we should apologise and seek forgiveness from the Almighty and take steps and we should make amends,” he said.
The former premier remarked that people’s vote must be respected.
“We shouldn’t engage in politics if we want to take orders from above,” he remarked, adding that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan takes orders from top. “This is hypocrisy.”
He questioned if there ever has been a prime minister in Pakistan’s history who was able to complete his/her tenure. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Benazir, Nawaz Sharif, none of them completed their tenure as prime minister, he said, adding “this happens only in Pakistan. I have not seen something like this happen in any country.”
Speaking about the cases against him, Nawaz remarked that there is no substance in the case against him, adding that the witnesses’ statement has made the case of his family stronger.