ISLAMABAD - Information Minister Senator Pervaiz Rashid yesterday said Pakistan is in line with the vision of Quaid-i-Azam, adding law and order situation in the country is improving with every passing day.

Talking to newsmen he said that government was all making efforts for development and prosperity of the country. He said it was always the government of Nawaz Sharif which served the nation and built modern road projects, launched electricity projects and now gas pipeline project but if the previous governments had thought on such lines, the country would not have been facing the energy crisis.

Talking about PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s threat to local people in Mianwali, he said that it was their ancestral land and they wanted to build houses for their next generation. “If Imran Khan offered them a portion of Bani Gala house then he might be able to get the said land,” he added. He thanked Imran Khan for praising government’s steps for establishing peace, including Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

He said problems of Pakistan have links with dictatorship and in the past dictators damaged the true image of the vision of the Quaid and tried to interpret it in their own way, which suited their designs. The dictators divided the nation on religious, linguistic and regional lines which weakened the country, he added.

He said that Quaid-e-Azam believed that the country could not make progress in isolation so it was necessary to live peacefully with other countries of the region and world. The minister said Pakistan desires to have friendly ties with all neighbours and the world admitted the Pakistan efforts in this regard. “Pakistan gathered all regional leadership in recent successful regional conference The heart of Asia for resolving the regional issues, he added. The minister termed groundbreaking ceremony of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India project, a part of connectivity with the neighbouring countries. Replying to a question, he dispelled the impression that the present government had not taken concrete steps to provide security to media persons.

He said the government had taken several steps and panic button had been installed at media houses so that they could inform security agencies about any danger in no time. Earlier, Information Minister inaugurated three-day Photo and painting exhibition to mark anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam.