Govt helpless if anyone does not stick to COD, says PM Sharif
MUZAFFARABAD: “Democracy is to tolerate each other,” said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday who was attending the 53rd budget session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council along with his delegation.
Speaking to the participants of the council the premier said, “We cannot do much if anyone does not adhere to the Charter of Democracy (COD)” in a clear reference to the opposition parties.
“PML-N has received an ideal mandate, usually given by fate only to any political party,” he said.
President AJK Muhammad Masood Khan and Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider welcomed PM Sharif upon his arrival in the capital city of Muzaffarabad earlier today.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Barjees Tahir, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir and Senator Pervaiz Rasheed also accompanied the premier.
During the session, the prime minister also administered the oath of two newly-elected members – Abdul Khaliq Wasi and Chaudhry Muhammad Siddiq – of the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly.