Sedition case should not have registered: Sarwar


Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that the sedition case against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders has nothing to do with the PTI government, including him.
He was talking to the media after speaking at a seminar on “National Message of Pakistan” here on Tuesday.
“It is necessary to investigate why and who registered the case. I think this case should not have been registered. Prime Minister Imran Khan has also expressed his displeasure over this case. There are pictures of Badr Rashid with the PML-N and other people because he keeps on changing parties,” the governor continued.
It was unfortunate that he was alleged to have involvement in the sedition case against the PML-N leaders, Governor Sarwar added.
“Politicians and other people come to meet me in the Governor’s House. If a person files a lawsuit against someone, it does not mean that I gave the approval for it, he said.
Replying to a question, the governor said he had never called anyone a traitor in his life and he did not believe in filing cases against political opponents.
“I want to make it clear that we have nothing to do with this case. I challenge the accusers to prove that the case was filed by the PTI government. The fact is that the PTI government has nothing to do with the case against the PML-N leaders,” he remarked.
Addressing the participants of the seminar, Governor Sarwar said that extremism and sectarianism have eroded mutual respect and tolerance from the society.
“It is unfortunate that we do not have the ambience of tolerance for difference of opinion. It is a challenge for our universities to create such an environment that could promote respect for others.
“Neither new avenues of research could emerge in the universities nor the solution could be found to the challenges without inculcating tolerance among the students, the governor mnaintained.
He said that the parliamentarians have a key role to play in achieving success in this regard.
International Islamic University Director General Prof Dr Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq, SSDO Executive Director Syed Kausar Abbas, Member Punjab Assembly Saeed Sohail and others were also present on the occasion.