Islamabad: No one will be allowed to dissolve Pakistan's Parliament and abrogate the constitution, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said, urging the government to focus on the country's economic growth.

Speaking at a ceremony Saturday ahead of the 135th birth anniversary of Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President said that dictators had always ruined the country.

“When I was removed from the office of the prime minister and sent to jail, I said at that moment that injustice had been done to the country,” he said, adding that Pakistan suffered in consequence.

“Thousands of people have been killed in suicide attacks while the economy sustained a loss of USD 7 billion,” he said.  Sharif said Pakistan's economy was in dire straits, as the country's GDP growth rate stood at 2.5 percent while India's GDP was gaining momentum on a faster track.  He urged the government to focus on the country's economic growth and address the common man's problems.

(Agencies)