ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while felicitating the nation on Eidul Azha, has reiterated his resolve to bring to fruition the national development goals he has undertaken to deliver.
“I am grateful for the confidence the nation has reposed in me to continue pursuing our national agenda aimed at making Pakistan a prosperous country amongst the comity of nations,” he said in his Eid message.
The prime minister mentioned the difficulties faced by the people affected by recent unprecedented floods as well as the supreme sacrifices, rendered by internally displaced persons of tribal areas in the wake of Operation Zarb-e-Azb. He assured that the government will make all-out efforts to provide them utmost succour.
Premier Nawaz also lauded the unflinching resolve shown by the country’s armed forces in combating terrorism, which he said, “speaks volumes about the sacrifice they are willing to render for our freedom, well-being and honour.”
“The spirit of Eidul Azha this year may serve as a poignant reminder to the disconcerted elements… that sowing discord is diametrically opposite to the spirit of accommodation and tolerance.”
About the recent floods, the prime minister said, “Pakistanis have been and are going through ravages of unprecedented floods causing widespread devastation that witnessed a surge of public sympathy and sacrifice for the affected.” Regarding extremism, the prime minister mentioned “we also encountered vicious specter of violent extremism through the extremely laudable Operation Zarb-e-Azb, undertaken by our valiant armed forces.”