Washington: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been praised for his vision of creating a liberal and progressive Pakistan.
An article appearing in the Washington Post said Sharif thinks a moderate, progressive and liberal agenda can help fulfill his economic agenda.
His present political policies are different from those he had in the 1990s.
The Express Tribune quotes the Washington Post article as further saying that Sharif has streamlined the country`s path towards progress.
Citing the analysts and high officials in the government, the article points out that Sharif stunned the powerful clergy of Pakistan by raising the slogan of a more liberal Pakistan in his address to the international business community earlier.
The shift in his rhetoric reflects the influence of his daughter Maryam Nawaz on his thinking. Sharif`s earlier tenures reflected that Pakistan would enter a stale style of governance, but now, he and his party are challenging the religious community and forging a new path.