LONDON:(APS)Oct 19,2015-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has categorically stated that there would be no compromise on Pakistan’s interests during his visit to the United States.
Talking to newsmen in London on Monday, he said national interests of Pakistan would be safeguarded.
He expressed the confidence that his visit would help promote relations with the United States in different areas.
Replying to a question about rigging charges by PTI, the Prime Minister said he signed Charter of Democracy with Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto to lay foundations of mature politics.
The Prime Minister said talking about rigging every now and then is nothing but political immaturity.
He pointed out that PTI first levelled allegations of rigging in 2013 general elections but these were proved wrong by the Judicial Commission.
It again raised questions about NA-122 but it not only lost bye-elections in the same constituency but security deposit of its candidate was confiscated in Okara.
To another question, Mian Nawaz Sharif expressed the confidence that load-shedding would be over before next elections in 2018.
Earlier, in a statement before embarking on his official visit to the United States, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan-US relations are advancing satisfactorily.
The Prime Minister has hoped expansion of the scope of US-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue Framework during his talks with President Barack Obama.
He said that being a sovereign country with a strong democratic dispensation, Pakistan has rendered unmatched sacrifice in war on terror as a front-line state. The success of operation Zarb-e-Azb is a manifestation of Pakistan’s unwavering commitment against terrorism and extremism.
Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan is fighting this war to ensure peace and prosperity on its own territory and to make South Asia, and the region beyond, a hub of peace and development.
He said Pakistan is a responsible sovereign nuclear State. It’s strategic assets are secured under a foolproof arrangement. He said Pakistan’s nuclear status is a deterrence against any external aggression.