Opp’s protest threats can’t pressurise PM: Sarwar

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Says PTI will confront political opponents on all fronts

Amraiz Khan

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar said that the opposition can’t pressurize Prime Minister Imran Khan with protest threats and PTI will confront the political opponents on all fronts.

Talking to Provincial Minister Sardar Asif Nikai who called on him at Governor House Lahore on Wednesday, the governor said that the government can’t be intimidated by the opposition’s actions against the government, adding that instead of doing confrontational politics, the opposition should accept the election results of Azad Kashmir where people voted for PTI.

Chaudhry Sarwar said that opposition can’t intimidate the government with threat of protests or sit-ins in the federal capital.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan had never been daunted by such threats in the past nor will be in future.” He said that the people have given a mandate to the PTI to rule for five years so the general elections will be held on time in 2023.

Talking about electoral reforms, the governor said that the government’s decision on electoral reforms is to make the elections fair and transparent, but the opposition is pursuing a policy of stubbornness and ego on this issue.

He said that the opposition will tacitly support rigging by opposing electronic voting, adding that if opposition wants transparent elections then it should support government in electoral reforms.

He reiterated that the opposition should change its attitude and policy and support the givernment in making the electoral process transparent in larger national interest.

The Punjab governor said that Prime Minister Imran Khan always takes bold decisions in the interest of the country and the nation.

“Today, uniform development has been started all over Pakistan and the country is becoming stronger and prosperous in every field, adding that the government is taking practical steps to provide all basic facilities including education and health to the general public.

Meanwhile, Punjab Minister for Local Government and Urban Development Mian Mehmoodur Rashid on Wednesday inaugurated the Advance Medical Services Centre, “BEKS” established in Lahore’s Jauhar town.

The state of the art diagnostic centre is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities. Senior consultant BEKS Prof Dr Zarfishan Tahir, Chief pathologist Dr Obaid ullah Qazi, CEO Faisal Qasim and other office-bearers of the centre were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Zarfishan Tahir informed that the centre is providing laboratory tests, Radiology diagnostic facilities and clinical consultancy onsite as well as home services for diagnostic tests and online (telemedicine) medical consultancy for such patients who can’t go to any health facility due to any reason.

In his speech, the minister appreciated the establishment of a modern health centre, especially provision of health facilities at doorsteps of the citizens.

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