Sit-ins to fizzle out, Pakistan to prosper: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday said the sit-in of a political party in Islamabad would ultimately fizzle out and the country, with the government’s efforts, would continue to make progress.

Talking to media persons after inaugurating the International Investment Conference here, the Prime Minister said those following the immature politics of sit-ins should realize that the country at present was facing several challenges of national importance.

“Let the government fulfill its efforts to overcome the challenges of poverty, terrorism and unemployment. Sit-ins will not deter the government’s commitment to serve the masses,” he said.

He pointed that already another political party had left the scene of sit-in.

The Prime Minister said the protesting politicians must think about their actions that were causing a great damage to the country and were pushing it to a decline.

He mentioned the postponement of the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping due to sit-ins in the capital.

“Had there been mature politics in Pakistan, our great friend would not have postponed his visit,” he said.

Sharif said the country was moving ahead on the path of development and progress. He mentioned the success of the country’s Euro bonds that fetched around US 2 billion dollars.

He said the rupee gained strength against the dollar and there was no scandal of the government regarding its performance since it came into power.