Electoral reforms vital to strengthen democracy, parliament: Governor

Electoral reforms vital to strengthen democracy, parliament: Governor

LAHORE, Sept 14 (APP):Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammed Sarwar said on Tuesday that electoral reforms were very important to strengthen the democracy and the parliament.

He said the PTI government believed in strengthening institutions and not in confrontation
with institutions, so as to strengthen the country.
The governor stated this while talking to the media during his visit to National Headquarters

of Boys Scouts Association, Chief Commissioner Boys Scouts Association Sarfaraz Qamar,
Central Secretary Iftikhar Ahmad, Paymaster Sajjad Masood Chishti, along with Commissioner
Administration of Boys Scouts Association Punjab, Mohammed Waseem Bari, Rana Takasur
and others were also present.

Chaudhry Mohammed Sarwar said that putting obstacles in the way of electoral reforms was
not service to democracy, adding that electoral reforms were necessary in order to strengthen
the democracy and the parliament.

 The opposition should keep the interest of country and democracy ahead of personal interest and sit with the government for electoral reforms, so that electoral reforms could be introduced to ensure fair and transparent elections.

The Governor said that doing politics was a democratic right of opposition, however the
government had no threat from the opposition. He further said that people had given the
mandate to the government for five years and the government would complete its tenure
under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He said that the opposition should wait
for the next elections instead of hurling threats of protest, and let people decide from the
power of their votes that to whom they want to see in the government.

Sarwar said the government saved Pakistan from the economic bankruptcy through its
well-conceived economic policies and despite Covid-19, Pakistan was among the top
10 rising economies. 

He said the government was working for the welfare of common
people and Insaaf Sehat Card was the gift of the government for poor citizens. The government
had also increased the scope of Health Cards and free health facility would be provided
to larger sections of public.

Responding to a question, the Governor Punjab said that it was proved from Cantonment
Boards elections that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) was the most popular political party
of Pakistan in all the four provinces. The government was working with sincerity to fulfill
promises made to the public, he added.