Sarwar briefs PM on GSP Plus extension, PAPA projects

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar met with Prime Minister Imran Khan and apprised him of the meeting with European Parliament members, Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority (PAPA) affairs and various other matters including university reforms.

According to details, during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Lahore on Wednesday, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar met the Premier at Governor House.

In addition to political and administrative matters, Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority, Governor Ch Sarwar’s efforts for extension in GSP plus status for Pakistan and university reforms came under discussion.

During the meeting, Governor Chaudhry Sarwar apprised Prime Minister Imran Khan that he is in contact with the Vice President of the European Parliament, Fabio Massimo Castaldo and other members of the European Parliament for extension in GSP Plus status and will soon visit the European Parliament for this purpose.

The governor briefed the Prime Minister that the Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority is working expeditiously on 1,500 projects across Punjab including Lahore which will provide clean drinking water to about 8 million people and all these projects will be completed by December this year.

He further said that transparency is being ensured in the projects and the projects are being implemented without any political discrimination.

During the meeting, Ch Sarwar further told Prime Minister Imran Khan that reforms are being introduced in all the universities of Punjab.

He said that as Chancellor of Universities of Punjab, he supervises all the matters himself for timely redressal of complaints and matters, adding that the universities of Punjab are now ranked amongst the top universities of the world.

Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Governor Ch Sarwar to expedite the projects of Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority and said that provision of facilities to the people in health and education and other sectors is the top priority of the government for which all resources are being utilised.

Pakistan is also becoming economically strong due to the effective policies of the government.

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