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‘PTI won’t compromise on corruption’

Lahore

May 23, 2020

LAHORE:Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said Prime Minister Imran Khan is true to his words as he delivers that he commits. He is not afraid of any one while rooting out the menace of corruption from the society.

He said the law would take its course against those found guilty in the Sugar Scandal Forensic Report. The present government’s policy is to punish all those found guilty in any crime, Chaudhry Sarwar said.

The governor said the opposition continued its rant that the sugar scandal report would not see the light of day. However, he said, the prime minister fulfilled his promise of making the scandal forensic report public without changing even a word. “The PTI government is pursuing national interests instead of political interests and there will be no compromise on corruption,” he said.

During the corona pandemic crisis, he said the PDN provided ration to over a million poor families. He was addressing the ceremonies to distribute ration among 1,000 poor families at social worker Chaudhry Wajid Mahmood’s residence, inauguration of Sarwar Foundation Filtration Plant and foundation stone laying ceremony of a Hunergah as well as talking to media persons on Friday. Governor’s wife Begum Perveen Sarwar, Social Worker Chaudhry Wajid Mahmood, the Punjab government’s spokesman Raja Asad Iqbal and social media focal person Mian Anas Aslam Dolla were also present on the occasion. Talking to media persons, the governor said the PTI government was committed to purge Pakistan of the menaces of corruption, extremism and injustices. He said PM Imran Khan had made it clear that the machine of accountability would crush all corrupt without any discrimination. He said the Sugar Scandal Forensic report had been made public and those found guilty would be brought to book. In the coronavirus pandemic, he said the Governor’s House was working with the federal and the Punjab government as well as social welfare organisations to provide ration to poor families. So far, he said, over a million families had been given ration at their doorsteps.

The governor said that allowing opening of markets and bazaars till 10pm up till Eid-ul-Fitr did not mean that the dreadful corona had subsided. “The state institutions and doctors are saying that the incidence of coronavirus infection will increase in the days to come,” he said. Therefore, he said, there was a need to observe the laid down SOPs to stay safe from the virus. He said there were ample chances of spread of virus, where people would not be observing SOPs strictly. He said those not observing SOPs were not only their own enemies but public at large. “So, there is no option but to observe SOPs,” he stressed.

Begum Perveen Sarwar said the Sarwar Foundation had distributed ration among more than 20,000 poor families as well as working to install filtration plants to offer clean drinking water to people not only in Punjab but across the country. She said Hunergah Centres were also being established to impart sewing and other skills so that they could earn their livelihood in a respectable manner. “Our mission is to make poor people financially strong and lead them towards progress and prosperity,” she said and added that all available resources were being utilised for the purpose.