‘Opposition parties should wait till 2023’

Sarwar says opposition has no reason to demand resignation from government

APP October 19, 2019

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar on Friday said the opposition parties should wait till next general elections 2023 as people of the country had given the mandate to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to serve them for five years.

He expressed these views during a meeting with a PTI delegation led by MNA Malik Nawab Sher and former MPA Shaukat Basra, he said the opposition has no reason to demand resignations from the government as the people have complete trust in the PTI government.

“Any attempt to destabilise the country would be foiled, whereas the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan would complete its constitutional tenure,” he said.

The governor said that durable peace could not be ensured in the region until the Kashmir issue was resolved, adding that people of Pakistan were with Kashmiri brethren.

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He said the PTI government was putting efforts for economic revival and to overcome all challenges faced by the country.

Chaudhry Sarwar said Prime Minister Imran Khan's successful visit to Iran and Saudi Arabia helped in decreasing tensions in the region besides ensuring peace, adding that as a result of the successful foreign policy of the government, the world's trust on Pakistan has been increased.

He said Indian plan to get Pakistan blacklisted Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had badly flopped, adding that India had also been exposed before the world community due to its atrocities and brutalities in the occupied Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Ambassador of Spain in Pakistan Manuel Durán also met with Sarwar.

Speaking on the occasion, the governor welcomed Spain's cooperation for strengthening Pakistan's economy and said that foreign investors should invest in Pakistan as there were vast business opportunities in the country.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 19th, 2019.

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