LAHORE: The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and opposition party Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) have agreed to make joint efforts to strengthen democracy by resolving all issues of national interest and people’s problems through mutual consultations.
Awan said the PPP was following its reconciliatory policy to take all the political parties and other stake-holders onboard for resolving the national issues to ensure people’s prosperity.
To a question, he said that inflexibility and stubbornness in politics cannot make any breakthrough on issues or affairs and all the parties should adopt a new political culture in the new century and open doors of politics, as the democracy is a futuristic approach.
The patience and tolerance are essential factors for continuation of democracy, he added.
Elahi said the PML-Q wanted the PPP-led coalition government to complete its five- year constitutional term.
Good governance and better performance of the government would guarantee strong democracy, he said.
He assured the PML-Q would support all those government initiatives meant for strengthening democracy, sorting-out issues of national and public importance.
“We have participated in the PPP-led government’s initiatives and efforts regarding 18th Amendment, elimination of terrorism and all other national issues,” he said.
PML-Q leader and Punjab Assembly Opposition Leader Chaudhry Zaheer-ud-Din Khan, Senator Kamil Ali Agha, PPP former Punjab President Mushtaq Awan, former PPP Lahore President Haji Aziz-ur-Rehman Chan, Information Secretary Zakria Butt and others were also present on the occasion.