Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says the government is committed to fulfill its promise of a developed and load-shedding free Pakistan. She was addressing a ceremony in Islamabad to mark completion of seventy years of Parliament She said seventy years of country`s independence is being celebrated by paying tributes to all those who rendered exemplary services for the cause of the country. She said today is much stable and peaceful than it was four years ago. The minister said incumbent government initiated record number of projects which are being completed expeditiously.  

Analysts on Telephone:

Baligh-ur-Rehman (Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training):

During the tenure of Mian Nawaz Sharif, leading international organizations have been acknowledging the improvement in country's economy.  The GDP growth rate this year was 5.3 percent and we have been targeting to take it to almost six percent. The government created a job opportunities for the youth. The new Prime Minister has also expressed determination to ensure timely completion of all ongoing development projects within specified time frame. 

Tahira Aurangzeb (PML-N Leader)

The democratic system in the country strengthens when the state institutions work according to law and constitution. The improvement in economy, energy crisis and peace situation in the country became possible only because of the policies and dedication of Mian Nawaz Sharif. After four years of his tenure, energy situation has improved and load-shedding will be eliminated till 2018. 

Mian Abdul Manan (PML-N Leader):

The power situation in the country was worst when PML-N came into power in 2013.  Then, the government initiated a number of power projects throughout the country under CPEC. The nation has already expressed its confidence on performance of PML-N leadership. Some elements are working on foreign agenda and are involved in politics of sit-ins, and protests and making efforts to destabilize Pakistan at any cost. 

Host:  Dr. Shafiq-ur-Rehman 

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