Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani urged the nation to renew pledge to struggle unitedly for the welfare of people, security of the country and stability and promotion of democracy.
In a message on new year, the Prime Minister congratulated the nation on the auspicious occasion and prayed to Allah to save the nation from natural disasters and keep it on the path of progress and prosperity in the new year.
He said nations face good and bad times and wisdom demands that humans should devise their future strategy in the light of their past experiences.
“This is the path which can give way to the future of success and achievement,” he added.
The Prime Minister said last year was very challenging and difficult for the country as it faced the worst floods of its history and tackled the problem of terrorism and extremism.
This matter is very encouraging and appreciable that the nation overcame these critical phases with confidence and a sense of conviction, he added.
The Prime Minister said the floods caused widespread damage and the nation has to bear irreparable damage in lives and property.
The government took all possible steps for the timely and effective assistance of the flood affectees and the international community generously extended help in the effort, for which Pakistani government is thankful, he added.