Opposition urged to help govt combat virus

Governor says PTI does not believe in political victimisation


​ Our Correspondent May 11, 2020
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LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government does not believe in political victimisation and the opposition should come on the same page with it to combat the spread of coronavirus.

He expressed these views while speaking to a delegation of PTI leaders Mian Waheed, Chaudhry Khalid Mahmood Gujjar, Nadeem Butt and industrialist Khalid Mumtaz Qazi at Governor House on Sunday.

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He said all state institutions, including the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), had been made apolitical and the focus of Prime Minister Imran Khan's government was solely on the country’s progress and prosperity.

He said the business community was itself under severe economic stress but still helping out the poor and vulnerable families. “We will surely defeat the scourge of coronavirus if we all will work hand-in-hand,” he said.

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The governor said the coronavirus had become the biggest challenge ever and could be fought while strictly observing the SOPs with complete unity and harmony. “This is not the right time to indulge in petty politics but to get united,” he said. The governor urged the opposition to shun political point-scoring, prepare policies in the best interest of people and join hands with the government to fight the pandemic.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 11th, 2020.

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