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Pakistan played exemplary role in Afghan peace process: Governor

LAHORE, Nov 30 (APP):Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said on Tuesday that under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan played an exemplary role in the Afghan peace process, adding that world community should also ensure unconditional support for the crisis-ridden people of Afghanistan.

The previous governments of Pakistan did not strengthen the institutions but the present
government was pursuing a policy of strengthening the institutions and practical steps were
being taken for this. Cases have not been decided in Pakistani courts for years, but reform
in persecution and police was the greatest need of the hour, which must be given full attention.

“I am bound by the party policy, he said and added, “the party asked me to become the Punjab
Governor, which I accepted, but I will participate in the next election, InshaAllah. The Overseas
Commission is working efficiently to resolve the problems of Punjab and Overseas Pakistanis.”

According to a spokesman for the Governor House, the Governor was addressing a reception
given by Pakistan High Commissioner Moazzam Ahmad Khan during his visit to UK and talking
to the media. Lord Nosheena Mubarak, Lord Syeda Warsi, Lord Qurban Hussain, Lord Wajid Khan,

MPS Afzal Khan, Muhammad Yaseen, Anum Qaiser Javed, Rehman Chishti, PTI’s member Aneel
Mussarat, Sahibzada Jhangir, Vice Chairman Overseas Punjab Commission Makhdum Tariq,
Naeem Tariq, Deputy Lord Mayor Glasgow Hanif Raja, Chaudhry Aslam, Tahir Inam Sheikh,
Muhammad Sultan, Mian Naveed, Mirza Amin, Ishtiaq Chaudhry, few others including Haji
Siddque were present at the reception.

Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said, “I’m glad that around two dozens Pakistanis
are in Parliament today in British politics and are making efforts for Pakistan.”

Afghanistan and other issues were in front of everyone, he said and added that at present,
Pakistan was facing many challenges which everyone must work together to overcome.

The role Pakistan has played in the Afghan peace process was appreciated by all and there
was no doubt that war was not the solution and problems could always be resolved through
dialogue, he added.

He said, “Even today, we believe that leaving the Afghan government alone is not in the best
interest of the world. The world must provide unconditional aid to Afghanistan.”

Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that practical work was being done for the protection of
minorities in Pakistan. Wherever there is any injustice with minorities, government organizations
take strict notice, he said and added the protection of life and property of minorities was ensured
and in accordance with the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, religious freedom
as well as provision of all facilities was being ensured to all minorities living in Pakistan.

In response to questions from journalists, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said
that he was working as a senator in 2018 when Prime Minister Imran Khan and the party leadership decided to make him the governor, as a party member he accepted the decision of the party but now he had decided to participate in next general election.

The people have given a mandate to the PTI government to rule for five years and it would complete its constitutional tenure and the general elections in the country would be held in 2023.

Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said the Punjab government was working on police reforms, there
came a delay but the PTI government promises that they would bring police reform and people
would get justice in police stations.


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