Country needs practical work, not political statements: Pervaiz Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday said that instead of issuing political statements, the country needed practical work.

Talking to reporters after attending Social Sciences Exposition 2016 here, the minister said the Pakistan People’s Party had wasted five years of its tenure in such statements and failed to take any practical steps for the country’s development.

He said Asif Zardari had issued a statement in the past which was analyzed by the experts and now he had again issued a statement which was also being analyzed.

All national institutions should be respected and no such statements should be issued about them, he added.
He said all should support the national institutions in the war against terrorism and avoid issuing such statements.

About coming elections in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz would contest the elections on the basis of its performance wherever they were in power. He said the entire world had acknowledged the performance of the PML-N government.

He said the Kashmiris also realized that fact and his party was expecting very good results in the AJK elections.
He appreciated the organizers of the expo for organizing first-ever such exposition in the country, saying that the promotion of social sciences was vital for making the society more peaceful.

In some countries where education of social sciences was given preference, people lived there in harmony and hatred, repression and ignorance were non-existent, he added.

Earlier in his speech, the minister said the PML-N government had fulfilled the promises made in the party manifesto and Paksitan would become more peaceful country before next elections.

Pervaiz Rashid said there would be no suicide bombing and target killings as education would be promoted to enlighten the new generation.

He said today most of the problems being faced by the country were the outcome of ignoring social sciences in the educational system.

Terrorists, he said, attacked all sectors of the life and did not spare educational institutions like the Army Public School.

The societies where social sciences were given priority, extremism and terrorism, could not take roots there.
The minister said it was a good omen that for the first time in the history of Pakistan, such a realization was made that social sciences were linked with national integrity and peace in the society.

He said that terrorism could be defeated and their infrastructure was destroyed by use of force as the Operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched for that purpose. For defeating extremist mindset, educational
institutions and social scientists had to play an important role, he added.