Peace returning to Karachi: Saad

State institutions working within respective constitutional domains


Federal Minister for Railways Khwaja Muhammad Saad Rafique on Sunday said that state institutions were working within their respective constitutional domain. Saad Rafique said we will leave behind progressive, bright and stable Pakistan for our new generation, adding that we will not leave behind burning Pakistan.
He said Karachi faced problems for 25 years but today peace of Karachi is restoring. He said state institutions, civil government, armed forces, rangers, agencies and Sindh police have played role in revival of peace in Karachi. The minister visited Quaid’s mausoleum in Karachi and laid a floral wreath. He also offered Fateha.
Talking to media Saad Rafique said that the current state of democracy was not their destination, adding that “we have to bring greater transparency in it”. He said that democracy was derailed four times in the country, adding that now we have a way-forward. He said the people of Pakistan elected their representatives, adding that the model of democracy is not final but we will have to bring more transparency and amend it according to the needs of the current era.
He said today the judicial system of the country is not only functional but the judiciary delivers judgments according to its own conscience. He said there was no tradition in past to summon rulers in courts, adding that after the lawyers movement the judicial system of the country has taken new turn. He said the lawyers’ movement is asset of all Pakistanis, adding that all Pakistanis took part in this movement.
He said that they have failed to fulfill the dream of Quaid-e-Azam. Saad pronounced that although Pakistan lacked resources however; it went on to become the 7th atomic power of the world. “We are working day and night for the progress of the country. Load shedding will end soon whereas railway system has been improved,” he said.
He reiterated that the war against terrorism is underway successfully. He said the armed forces of the country are chasing the terrorists, adding that the people who had been used to exploit religion in past and had been used to spread terrorism in country are today in search of hideout.
The minister asserted that much time has been wasted before but they do not intend to do the same again and will give a flourishing Pakistan to the future. He said government is determined to put the country on path of progress and development. He said major issues facing the country have been resolved. Saad Rafique refused to speak on any controversial issue while being present in Quaid’s mausoleum.—SABAH

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