Governor Sarwar links world peace to resolution of Kashmir, Palestine issues


California, Punjab declared sister states.

Zubair Qureshi

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said that peace in the world is not possible without resolution of Palestine and Kashmir disputes.

While talking to media persons during a breakfast meeting on Friday, the Punjab governor said the world had acknowledged peace efforts of Pakistan on diplomatic front in the wake of recent aggression by the Israeli forces in the occupied Palestine that too during the holy month of Ramazan.

About his recent visit to the US Governor Sarwar said it was a highly successful visit as he met Congress members, leaders, Senators and Governors.

As a result of his meetings with the local US and the Pakistani community, Punjab and California have been declared sister states and an historic agreement between Agriculture University of Faislabad and California University of Davis has been signed.

Both the universities will collaborate in agricultural research to enhance productivity and the sister states status of Punjab and California will unleash new era of development in Punjab, he added.

He said he met with the US officials and apprised them about Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace process under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan along with Pakistan’s initiatives to combat the climate crisis and Pakistan’s handling of the Coronavirus adding that he is glad that the USA is finally acknowledging Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace and stability.

About supply of clean water to entire Punjab, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said the provincial government would ensure absolute transparency in Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority and would provide clean drinking water to every citizen.

Work on the Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority projects worth more than Rs4 billion has started, said Governor Punjab.

Governor Punjab said that he had a successful meeting with US Senator Chris Van Hallen who has tabled the economic package bill for Pakistan and he was hopeful that he will be able to pass the bill along with other senators.

Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that after the recent escalation of tension between Israel and Palestine, the international community must stop turning a blind eye to Israel’s war crimes and immediately act to halt the genocide of innocent Palestinians.

The inhuman and illegal 676 days long curfew in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJ&K) is also a gross violation of international law so the United States, as well as the peaceful nations, must play a role in resolving both the IIOJ&K and Palestine conflicts.

The Sikh community is grateful to Prime Minister Imran Khan for opening the Kartarpur corridor and provision of facilities to Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan.

He said the world should agree on definition of terrorism and the recent killing of a Muslim family in London, Ontario was an act of terrorism.