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January 11, 2021

No early elections, governor tells opposition

Lahore

January 11, 2021

LAHORE : Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that April will come after March and nothing will happen. Elections will be held only after the government completes its term. There is no consensus among the PDM parties but there is a clear dissent.

Even the opponents cannot point a finger at the honesty of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The present government is pursuing a policy of complete adherence to transparency and merit.

Punjab Governor expressed these views while talking to party workers and media at the residence of Zafar Sindhu, a central member of the PTI, on Sunday.

Chaudhry Sarwar said that opposition parties should give up hope of holding early general elections as the elections would be held only after the completion of the government term. The people will decide by the power of their vote who they want to vote for and bring to power in the future. The people stand with the government policies, not with the opposition parties and the government is taking steps to provide relief to the people in every field even in difficult times, he said.

The governor said that devolution of power to lower level was the government’s first priority and as soon as we overcome corona, local government elections would be held in Punjab and there was no doubt that public issues would be addressed through local bodies. He further said that due to the successful economic policies of the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan is succeeding in the economic field. Pakistan's exports to the UK exceeded Rs1 billion for the first time and exports to the UK increased by 47% in December. Pakistan will get its rightful place in the world in the economic field.

Chaudhry Sarwar said that revolution was taking place in the industrial sector in Punjab due to the government policies and new employment opportunities were also being made available to the people. The government is also addressing the problems of the business community on a priority basis, he added.