Politicians should have same respect as judges, generals: PM Abbasi

PASRUR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that politicians deserve the same respect as judges, generals, and government officials.

While addressing a ceremony in Pasrur, he remarked that a country which doesn’t respect its politicians can never progress. “Politicians are in the front when it comes to running countries and solving problems.”
PM Abbasi while referring to disqualification of former foreign minister Khawaja Asif and said that he was disqualified on basis of iqama. “Iqama is nothing but a type of visa.
Asif served the people for 30 years,” he said, adding “will it benefit the country if its politicians are disqualified on the basis of one visa?”
This decision will neither be accepted by history nor people, he remarked.

While referring to upcoming general elections, the premier said that the vote of the people should be respected. “The decision made by the ballot boxes should be respected for the next five years.”

Earlier, PM Abbasi had performed the groundbreaking of Sialkot to Pasrur Road. Later in the day, he will lay down the foundation stone of Narowal-Lahore-Sialkot Motorway link road project.

‘Next elections to be better for PML-N than 2013 polls’

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Friday the next general elections would prove to be better for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) than the 2013 elections.

Addressing a public gathering in Kahuta, the prime minister said that Kahuta was a “land of Shaheeds and Ghazis, and the youth here had been keeping the traditions of courage and valour alive.”
He maintained that it was only Nawaz-league, which had served the people and initiated developments works.
“You may go anywhere, but you will only find work done by the PML-N,” Abbasi said. “Be it motorways, industry or other things, everything shows the PML-N’s performance.”

He said the decision people would make in July would be the actual decision, and that the masses’ decision in the election scheduled for July would be in favour of the ruling party.