Pervaiz urges opposition to desist from politics of agitation


RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said Friday that in civilized world decisions are made through ballot and not by violent agitation on the streets.


Speaking to journalists here at a Sehri event, organized at Rawalpindi Press Club, the minister advised opposition to wait till 2018 and at the time of elections go to the people of Pakistan with their list of allegations against the government.

PML-N would come before the people with the list of its services for Pakistan, he said adding then the people would decide whether they accept the opposition’s list of allegations or acknowledge the services of PML-N.

He said the government was building power plants to meet the energy needs of the country. By the end of 2017, many of these power plants would start generating electricity which would increase industrial production, create new jobs and bring prosperity into the lives of people.

Pervaiz Rashid said the country was already generating record level of electricity, adding new hydel, coal and gas based power projects were under construction and would start generating power to overcome the present shortfall of 3000 to 4000 megawatts.

He said those people who could not compete with Nawaz Sharif in elections, wanted to create chaos in the country. People voted for Nawaz Sharif due to his services for the country, he added.

He said opposition should desist from creating chaos on roads as it would slow progress of Pakistan and hurt the government’s efforts to overcome energy shortage by end of 2017.