The bill on the province of the Southern Punjab must be tabled in parliament: governor

LAHORE, Sep 20 — Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said the Pakistani government of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) should table the bill on the province of South Punjab in the House, despite a lack of two third.

In an interview with APP here on Sunday, he said opposition parties would be exposed if the bill was rejected in parliament, adding that in the past the opposition had always made hollow slogans about creating a separate province.

“And when the PTI government took practical steps to meet a long-standing demand from the people of the area, political parties such as the PML-N began to throw a key by claiming that Multan and Bahawalpur should become provinces,” he added. .

Regarding the overseas Pakistani, the governor said that the government unfortunately failed to enforce the right legal system during the first years of its rule, adding that in many cases the police, courts and other departments do not do justice. do not have.

Mohammad Sarwar said on inquiry that the country owes a lot to the patriotic Pakistani, who in July 2020 alone sent $ 2.5 billion in foreign currency.
“Problems facing the expatriates are being resolved on a preferential basis today and the PTI government, under Prime Minister Imran Khan, will continue to achieve the cherished ideal in the coming years,” he said.

Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, who has extensive political experience as a member of the British Parliament and who resigned his British citizenship in July 2013, stressed the need to involve the international community in defeating Indian propaganda against Pakistan on Kashmir, FATF, GSP plus . status and other issues.

In response to a query, he said that his international relations had helped him gain Pakistan GSP Plus status in 2013, while his diplomatic and political knowledge would also win the case for Pakistan on the FATF forum and Pakistan from the gray list. would be deleted.

“Pakistani diaspora in the United States (US), like their compatriots in the United Kingdom, must be actively involved in politics, as some members of Congress and the Senate may make a case for their community and the country of their birth, “he replied.

He applauded the services of Pakistani-British politicians, saying it was his political identity in the UK that helped him win up to $ 500 million for Pakistan, which was only $ 20 million when he started politics. .

“International relations are very important in today’s world and our politicians need to promote good relations with foreign colleagues as it helps the country to portray its liberal image and address the Kashmir issue in a better way,” he said. added.

On Kashmir and the exposure of India’s extremist agenda, he said Kashmiris were the victims of the worst state terrorism, and this is where the role of the international community as a moral responsibility should begin, adding that he held webinars during the conclusion to keep the world informed of the situation.

“We need to reach out to the international community and make them understand that India is violating international obligations and laws by not keeping the House of Commons – a solemn promise made on the floor of the United Nations (UN),” he stressed. .

As for relations with political allies, the governor said that the political allies in the provinces and the center were on the same page on all political and economic issues, adding that grievances always existed among members of a family, and that it was resolved amicably.

On the government’s efforts to increase the status of minorities, he said Pakistan was protecting the minority rights of the Sikhs, despite being on the verge of a war with India, adding that the Kartarpur corridor is a clear proof of the government’s preference over the issue of minorities. He said various welfare projects had been put in place by the government to make minorities flourish in Punjab.

“I claim, in the light of my 37 years of experience as a Member of Parliament, that the work being done on the faith trust in Pakistan is unmatched in the recent history of the world,” he replied.

On the two-year-long performance of the government, Governor Punjab Ch Sarwar said he would save the country from imminent bankruptcy, renegotiate the IMF’s difficult conditions, to avoid being blacklisted on the FATF, threats on the neutralizing borders, minimizing current account deficits, strengthening stocks in Pakistan and improving the country’s credibility and image internationally, in addition to taming the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, are key achievements of the PTI government over the past two years.

Over the control of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarwar attributed the success of the government to the collective efforts of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the National Command Operation Center (NCOC), health departments, philanthropists and medical professions, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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