Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar on Sunday said that Pakistan has always stood with peace unlike India, which has fuelled terrorism.
“Pakistan has wholeheartedly worked for Peace in Afghanistan, but India wants to destabilise Afghanistan.” Ch Sarwar was addressing columnists and journalists in Governor House Lahore on Sunday.
He said that foreign policy of Pakistan is manifestation of national desires. “During my visit to US, i briefed American leadership about our role for peace in Afghanistan and region, which helped them in understanding Pakistani version.” Ch Sarwar said It will prove beneficial for Pakistan as everyone appreciates Pakistan’s role for peace.
The governor informed that work on 1,500 projects of Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority (PAPA) is under progress and till December, clean drinking water to 7.5 million people will be provided. The governor informed that as a Chancellor, he has appointed 18 Vice Chancellors on merit in Punjab, saying that noting except merit will be tolerated in universities. The Punjab governor said that Pakistan was not supporting or opposing any group in Afghanistan as the decision on Afghanistan was now to be taken by the Afghani people, saying that bullet cannot become successor to ballot in Afghanistan. We stand by peace and we will continue to play our role for peace because peace in Afghanistan will benefit Pakistan more than any other country in region. Pakistan has been sacrificing the most for the war on terror.
Talking about the visit to the US, the governor said that successful meetings have been held with the US officials there. He briefed the US officials on Pakistan’s sacrifices against terrorism and for the role of peace. He appreciated the Pakistani and Indian Sikh communities in the United States who are on the same page and the Sikh community has always stood by Pakistan’s position on other issues including Kashmir and I have urged overseas Pakistanis to do full politics in the United States. Inshallah success will be their destiny. Replying to a question, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that India has always been working on the agenda of destabilizing Pakistan and everyone knows that India has a hand behind the conspiracies against peace in Pakistan.
I have no doubt that today India is supporting those who spread terrorism and anarchy on the issue of Afghanistan and it is also a fact that not Pakistan on the diplomatic front but India is alone today and Pakistan is moving forward successfully on the diplomatic front. Replying to question on Punjab Water Authority,
He said, unfortunately we have been facing difficulties in the Punjab Water Authority due to bureaucratic hurdles but today the government bureaucracy and the Punjab Water Authority are on the same page,” he said. Work has started on 1500 projects to provide clean drinking water to the people in all cities and villages of Punjab including Lahore without any political distinction. Along with this we have also rehabilitated closed filtration plants in various cities in collaboration with welfare organizations.