No room for presidential system in country: Sarwar

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January 21, 2022

LAHORE: Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar has said that there is no room for presidential system in the country as democratic system is strong enough in Pakistan.The governor was talking to reporters at...

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LAHORE: Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar has said that there is no room for presidential system in the country as democratic system is strong enough in Pakistan.

The governor was talking to reporters at Governor’s House here on Thursday. He was of the view that PTI can easily win next elections if good governance is ensured in the country. The government should strive to give people relief from inflation as it would definitely help the PTI in next elections, he said and added that both PML-N and PPP completed their tenure and now it is ‘our democratic right to complete our tenure’.

He reiterated that the government has no threat from the opposition and the elections will be held in the country in 2023. Talking about his plan to contest the elections, he said that he will select the constituency after consulting the party and one thing is clear that he will definitely contest the general election from Punjab.

As many as 1,500 projects of water filtration plants under the Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority will be completed soon and different filtration plants will be inaugurated in Lahore on Sunday, he said and added that the government has no threat from the opposition as the biggest challenge is inflation and unemployment.

“We are working hard to control inflation and poverty through different initiatives including Insaf Card, Ehsas Programme and the Kissan Card. Our victory is obvious if we are able to bring reforms in institutions like police and judiciary and our government is working effectively over it. We are providing relief to people and it is reality that we should work more in this regard, he said.

To a question, the governor said every decision would be taken after mutual consultation and keeping in view all legal, constitutional aspects. Talking about his recent visit to Europe, the governor said he fought the case of Pakistan during his visit as he met more than 120 Members of Parliament (MPs) to get the extension in GSP plus status for Pakistan. “I have discussed the Afghanistan and Kashmir issue during my visit to Europe and UK while also highlighting the peace efforts of Pakistan”, he said.

The governor condemned the incident of terrorism in Lahore while adding that the Pakistan will definitely defeat the terrorists. There are many foreign forces who are trying to destabilise Pakistan through such acts but one thing is clear that people of Pakistan and Pakistan Army are committed to fail nefarious designs of the enemy.



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