ISLAMABAD–Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that anti-state elements were threatening the very fabric of the nation, but Pakistanis have irrevocably stood up to the challenge and resolved never to give in.
“Pakistan is resolved to redeem its pledge given to its founding fathers that it will protect the homeland. We are also committed to preserve and ensure freedom equality and social justice as core values of our polity as desired by our enlightened forbears,” said the prime minister in his message to the nation on Pakistan Day.
He said that, three quarters of a century after the passage of the historic Lahore Resolution in 1940, Quaid’s Pakistan was groping to overcome unprecedented threats and challenges.
“The peace-loving people of Pakistan are unwittingly exposed to threats posed by extremism and terrorism and Pakistan had been subjected to an existential threat that it has no option but to confront,” said the premier.
“I am confident that with the valued assistance of our valiant armed forces unconditionally supported by the entire array of political opinion, we will surely overpower threatening forces,” he observed.
He expressed his confidence that Pakistan had turned a new leaf in its existence and would soon be able to overcome all odds.
“My government has embarked upon a vast portfolio of institutional and development ventures that will bear fruit in the near future,” he claimed.
The prime minister expressed his resolve to the nation that under his watch no effort would be spared to bring tolerance and harmony in Pakistan.
“I am committed to ensure that Pakistanis are provided with every opportunity to live freely, seek education, gain employment, and practice their faith without hindrance, fear and favour,” he remarked.
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