LAHORE: Governor Punjab Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood announced his resignation on Monday, two days after the general elections, during a media briefing.
“I am satisfied with my performance as the governor of Punjab,” Mehmood said while answering the questions put forth by media. “I am an intellectually honest person and I my opinion it is right time for me to resign.”
“I will stay away from parliamentary politics from this day onwards,” he further said.
On the other hand, former governor ensured that he will continue to serve Pakistan, in his capacity but newly elected people should take charge now.
“Elections always take place like this in Pakistan,” Mehmood said in response to a question about the fairness of the elections.
“We should accept that the public has chosen PML-N [Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz] and let us hope Mian Muammed Nawaz Sharif will administer Pakistan effectively.”
“Incumbency factor is the reason why PPP [Pakistan Peoples Party] lost, people are angry at load shedding, unstable economy and lack of security and this why they [public] didn’t elect PPP.”
He congratulated President Asif Ali Zardari for ensuring a successful transition from one democratic government to the next.
In the end he also congratulated the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan for emerging as a large force in the general elections.
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