ISLAMABAD (APP):Revengeful and politically motivated actions against only one party by NAB before elections amounts to pre-poll rigging and stealing the mandate of the people, therefore the ECP should take notice of it.

This was stated by Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the three-day Dream Home Expo 2018 at the Pak China Friendship Center here Friday.

She said neither the constitution nor any law allowed licence to shame to any state institution.

She said like the ban imposed on recruitment and development projects before elections, the parliament should stop the state institutions from initiating such actions against the mandate of the people.

She said the Central Executive Committee of the PML (N) while endorsing the stance of former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had also demanded resignation of the chairman NAB.

Marriyum said for four and half years, NAB was in hibernation and had become active only during the last six months, and regrettably had hurled the accusation of sending money to an enemy country at the thrice elected prime minister on the basis of fake news.

The minister said the PML (N) would go into the 2018 polls with the slogan of give respect to vote and seek the mandate of the people on the basis of its performance, adding the people once again would give heavy mandate to the PML (N) and the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

She said in spite of stiff opposition by the opponents of the government during the last four and half years, the government had surmounted the energy crisis and checked terrorism in its tracks in line with the vision of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

Marriyum claimed that Pakistan of 2018 was much different than the Pakistan of 2013 as law and order situation had improved and every sphere of national life was striding on the path of progress. She said there had been a record increase in the investment in real estate sector.

The minister said for the first time the country was witnessing the completion of a decade of uninterrupted democracy and if one compared different eras it would be crystal clear that the progress made during the democratic regimes was much greater than that of dictatorships.

She said the opponents alleged that the PML (N) government only built roads but they could not emulate even a single project of it in their own provinces.

She said the critics of the PML (N) government failed to deliver in their provinces during the last five years and they would have to face the reaction of 200 million people in the coming elections.

The minister revealed that the Central Executive Committee deliberated on the formation of the parliamentary board, election cell, manifesto and legal aid committees in the context of 2018 elections. Dilating on the expo, she said the people connected with the real estate business, developers and investors from the foreign countries had also set up their stalls at the venue which was a welcoming development.

She said the construction of motorways and roads in the country also had positive effect on other economic activities.
Marriyum said with the completion and inauguration of the new Islamabad airport there was a discernible increase in the real estate business in the areas around it.

She said the former prime minister had pledged that all dormant projects would be completed and the completion of Islamabad airport was the redemption of the same pledge.