Lahore: Former premier and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif on Thursday demanded that all military dictators should be made accountable for subverting Pakistan`s constitution.
Addressing a function organised here to mark the main opposition PML-N’s foundation day, he said Pakistan cannot afford another spell of martial law as enough damage had been done to the country by past military regimes.
"Bangladesh came into being because of army rule in Pakistan," he thundered as hundreds of party workers cheered him on.
Pakistan was not created for any establishment that comes to power through "guns" and by subverting the constitution, he said.
"During my term as Prime Minister, we made the country`s defence strong by conducting nuclear tests and we forced neighbouring India`s premier to come to Lahore and extend a hand of friendship to Pakistan," he said, as he listed the past achievements of the PML-N.
The two-time former premier said after the US pulls its troops out of Afghanistan, Pakistan wants "a friendly Afghanistan and not an Afghanistan which is under Pakistan".
Sharif called on the Pakistan People`s Party-led government to pay attention to the unrest in Balochistan province, saying the country cannot afford another Bangladesh-like situation there.
Referring to the current political situation, Sharif said the PML-N will not become part of the "puppet show" and will make its decisions independently.