Behold! The non-bald Lion of Punjab speaks! All ye mortals, settle down and pay attention! My comments in parentheses.
When told that the deadline set in the Murree Declaration had almost approached as only one day was left, Nawaz said sometimes the work is done in a minute. (I guess we can lay to rest the whole "Rome wasn't built in a day" proverb).
He categorically said the reinstatement of the judges is the most crucial issue facing the people of Pakistan. (Actually, I'm pretty sure the food and electricity crises are the most crucial issues facing the people of Pakistan. Then comes the threat of militancy and terrorism. You've got to put inflation in there too. Now that I think about it, I don't think anyone other than Nawaz Sharif and the Geo Banner Guy care about the judges).
He said price hike afflicting the people was the result of the policies of the previous government.(If you include global climate patterns, and the whole "demand and supply" thing under the rubric of "policies of the previous government").
He said he would meet Zardari at lunch on Wednesday. (Don't forget the jalaybee for dessert!)
He said the third component of the Murree Declaration was that the judges would be restored through a parliamentary resolution. “There is no ambiguity in this regard. We are determined to fully implement the Murree Declaration for the progress of Pakistan. Otherwise, we would remain in the shackles of slavery,” he observed. (Um, ok. I don't even have a snarky comment for this one).
“The people had given mandate to the political parties to get rid of a dictator, who was responsible for poverty, unemployment and lawlessness,” he stated and observed the people were not prepared to forgive a person who bulldozed all institutions including parliament and the judiciary. (Too. Much. Irony. Must. Resist. Temptation.)