Nawaz Sharif on 1971
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said 'undemocratic attitudes' and a 'disrespect for democracy' were the prime reasons which led to the creation of Bangladesh in 1971.
Referring to Pakistan's defeat in the 1971 war against India, and the subsequent bifurcation of Pakistan , which led to the formation of Bangladesh, Sharif said there is a need to strengthen the democracy in the country, and added that the government should abandon its dictatorial policies and make policies in national interest.
"It is necessary we remain committed to the very basis to strengthen democratic traditions and establish law and order situation through good governance," The Daily Times quoted Sharif, as saying.
The former Prime Minister stressed on the need of establishing peace in the country by eliminating extremism from its soil.
"We should bring tolerance in our attitude and respect national sovereignty along with elimination of extremism. The dream of our forefathers is yet to be fulfilled and we would have to set up a peaceful society where everyone may get his due share from national progress," Sharif added.