Ch. Sarwar asks opposition parties to stop finding faults in every issue

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Lahore: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has asked opposition parties to stop finding faults in every issue and start playing their role in the war against coronavirus alongside the government. “The Tiger Force has nothing to do with politics and any Pakistani can become part of this force and serve Pakistanis in these hard times voluntarily,” the governor said. The governor warned that the coronavirus pandemic would soon be seeing spikes and added that those not following the agreed upon SOPs might themselves become victims and become instrumental in spreading coronavirus. He was addressing a ceremony organized to present commendation certificates to social workers serving poor masses during COVID-19 pandemic at Governor’s House on Wednesday. Akhuwat Chairman Dr Amjad Saqib, Chaudhry Qamar-uz-Zaman and others were present on the occasion.

Chaudhry Sarwar said that he was continuously
making appeals to the opposition parties to set politics asides in these
testing times and spend their energies in helping the poor, jobless and
resource-less families. He said the opposition parties should also stand
alongside healthcare workers, who were fighting the war against coronavirus on
frontlines. Responding to a question, the governor regretted that the opposition
parties were always busy thinking that to protect their political interest. He
said Prime Minister Imran Khan organized voluteers’ tiger force to serve
humanity in this hour of need but the opposition was busy criticizing it for
the sake of criticism. “The tiger force has not been created for any political
interest but to serve the poor people in need,” he asserted and added that the
volunteers would neither be given funds nor salary so needed to be encouraged
and supported.

Governor  Punjab also explained that the Punjab Development Network had so far provided
ration to some 530,000 poor families. He said the federal government was also
giving Rs12,000 financial assistance to some 12 million poor families in the
country. “The PTI government has resolved that it would not leave the poor,
jobless and vulnerable families alone in this hour of crisis and ensure
providing ration at their doorsteps without any political discrimination,” he
said.

Chaudhry Sarwar said the state institutions and doctors were issuing warnings that the
coronavirus spread would be severe and might affect thousands of people in the
country. In this situation, he stressed that it was inevitable that everyone
should play his responsible role to take precautionary measures to stay safe.
“There is no room for any mistake,” he said. He lauded the role of social
workers and added that the history would remember such people, who served
humanity in the hour of need.