Pres­i­dent’s ad­dress com­pre­hen­sive, re­flec­tion of peo­ple’s as­pi­ra­tions

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

Politi­cians of main­stream po­lit­i­cal par­ties here Wed­nes­day said the ad­dress of Pres­i­dent Mam­noon Hus­sain to the joint set­ting of Par­lia­ment was com­pre­hen­sive, bal­anced and re­flected as­pi­ra­tions of na­tion.

They said the Pres­i­dent had cov­ered all is­sues in­clud­ing pol­i­tics, econ­omy, democ­racy, rule of law, three years per­for­mance of govern­ment, en­ergy and CPEC and laid great em­pha­sis for mak­ing col­lec­tive ef­forts by giving more strength to demo­cratic process for achiev­ing so­cio- eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try.

Terming the ad­dress of the Pres­i­dent wide- rang­ing, fore­sighted and com­pre­hen­sive in all re­spect, Rushad Khan MPA told APP that Pres­i­dent Mam­noon Hus­sain had rightly pointed out is­sues, the coun­try fac­ing to­day and sug­gested work­able so­lu­tions to ad­dress them on sound foot­ings. He called upon op­po­si­tion par­ties to avoid in­dulging in pol­i­tics of con­fronta­tion and in­stead con­cen­trate on pro­mot­ing na­tional in­ter­est.

Rushad Khan said per­sonal dif­fer­ences should not over­ride na­tional in­ter­est and nei­ther the op­po­si­tion and nor any group has the right to un­law­fully im­pose its will on the elected govern­ment. Rushad Khan said po­lit­i­cal sys­tem had gained po­ten­tial to face crises suc­cess­fully and the na­tion was now con­vinced that the ob­jec­tive of sus­tain­able eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and sta­bil­ity was not pos­si­ble with­out democ­racy.

“Po­lit­i­cal sta­bil­ity is re­quired for sus­tain­able eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try and time has come that we should rise above party pol­i­tics and work for fur­ther strength­en­ing of demo­cratic sys­tem in the coun­try.” Rehmat Salam Khat­tak, a PML- N leader hailed the ad­dress of Pres­i­dent and termed it wide rang­ing in ev­ery re­spect and re­flected peo­ple’s as­pi­ra­tions.

He said the Pres­i­dent was very right to say that the gov­ern­ments and rulers come and go but the state lasts and this re­al­ity is the foun­da­tion of the whole sys­tem. Salam said po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences should not be al­lowed to ad­versely af­fect the coun­try’s econ­omy as only a strong eco­nomic base could en­sure a strong and sta­ble Pak­istan.

He termed the sug­ges­tion of Pres­i­dent, who called upon the na­tion to get united on the agenda of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment for con­ti­nu­ity in eco­nomic poli­cies in all sit­u­a­tions, is praise­wor­thy. He said CPEC was a life line project and po­lit­i­cal co­he­sion was re­quired for its suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion.

Youaf Sar­war, for­mer Pres­i­dent KPCCI told APP Pres­i­dent’s ad­dress was very im­por­tant in the pre­vail­ing geo- po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in the re­gion and pre­sented work­able so­lu­tions to the govern­ment in dif­fer­ent fields. He said in­ex­pen­sive elec­tric­ity re­quired for in­dus­trial growth and ex­pressed the hope that the prob­lem of present en­ergy short­fall would be ad­dressed by 2018.

He said the LNG im­port from Qatar would greatly help in­crease in­dus­trial pro­duc­tion be­sides re­vival of sick in­dus­trial units and give new life to trans­port sec­tors and pro­mo­tion of in­fant in­dus­tries. Sar­war said Pres­i­dent has rightly pointed out to­wards al­ter­na­tive sources of en­ergy in­clud­ing hy­del, so­lar, wind and coal etc keep­ing its huge po­ten­tial to cater of our ever grow­ing en­ergy re­quirments. He said Di­amir Basha and Dasu dams fol­low­ing com­ple­tion would im­mensely help ad­dress the prob­lems of en­ergy short­fall in the coun­try.—

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