LAHORE – Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is expected to table the southern Punjab province bill in the assembly despite the lack of a two-thirds majority.
In an interview with APP here on Sunday, he said that opposition parties would be exposed if the bill was defeated in parliament, adding that the opposition had always made hollow slogans in the past about the creation of a separate province.
“And when the PTI government took practical steps to meet a long-standing demand from locals, political parties like the PML-N began to throw a wrench in the work by claiming that Multan and Bahawalpur should be provinces, ”he added. Regarding Pakistanis overseas, the governor said that unfortunately the government failed to enforce a real justice system during the first years of his rule, adding that the police, courts and other departments had failed to deliver justice in many cases.
Sarwar, when asked a question, said the country owed a lot to the Pakistani patriotic who, in July 2020 alone, sent $ 2.5 billion in foreign exchange. “The problems faced by expatriates are resolved on a preferential basis today and the PTI government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, would continue to achieve the cherished ideal in the years to come,” he said. .
Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, who has extensive political experience as a member of the British Parliament and who renounced his British citizenship in July 2013, stressed the need to engage the international community in order to defeat Indian propaganda against Pakistan on Kashmir, FATF, GSP plus status and other issues.
To a question, he said his international connections helped him achieve Pakistan GSP Plus status in 2013, while his diplomatic and political knowledge would also win Pakistan’s cause in the FATF forum and Pakistan would be wiped out. from the gray list.
“The Pakistani diaspora in the United States (US), like their compatriots in the United Kingdom, should take an active part in politics, as a few members of Congress and the Senate could defend their community and the country of their birth,” he said. he replied.
Praising the services of Pakistani and British politicians, he said it was his political identity in the UK that had helped him secure aid of up to $ 500 million for Pakistan, barely $ 20 million when ‘he started politics. “International relations matter a lot in the world today and our politicians must foster good relations with their foreign colleagues, as they help the country to represent its liberal image and to better raise the question of Kashmir,” he said. -he adds.
On Kashmir and exposing India’s extremist agenda, he said the Kashmiris are victims of the worst state terrorism and that is where the role of the international community should begin as a moral responsibility, adding that he had hosted webinars during the lockdown to keep the world in the loop.
“We must reach out to the international community and make them understand that India is violating international commitments and statutes by not holding the plebiscite – a solemn commitment made to the United Nations (UN) prosecutor’s office,” he said. He underlines. Regarding relations with political allies, the governor said political allies in the provinces and the Center were on the same wavelength on all political and economic issues, adding that grievances were still there between members of a family and that they were resolved amicably.