MULTAN: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said that the continuity of democratic system is imperative for development in the country.
In his statement about the 12 October, 1999 coup, he said the day is remembered as black day in the history of the country when a dictator derailed democracy and halted the process of development.
The CM said PML-N government is striving hard for the development of the county. Shahbaz Sharif said that Oct 12, 1999 coup is the darkest day of political and democratic history of the country.
He said it was a conspiracy to stop the growth of Pakistan, adding that the nation is still bearing the brunt of the fallout of the military government, which inflicted immense losses on both the country and people. Shahbaz said had it not been for the coup, the situation in Pakistan would have been different altogether. He resolved that no such step against democracy and constitution would be allowed to succeed in future. The Chief Minister reiterated that continuation of democracy is the only way out for the challenges the country is facing.
He said that politics for personal interests need to be buried in greater interests of the country.