PTI Govt wants to stop horse-trading in the upcoming Senate elections: Sarwar

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LAHORE: Punjab Governor, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, has said that the PTI government wants to stop horse-trading in the upcoming Senate elections, but the opposition wants its continuation. The opposition should support the government in the legislation to curb the meance of horse trading. He said this while addressing the inauguration ceremony of Water Filtration Plant by Al-Khidmat Foundation at Jinnah Hospital on Sunday. Vice-President Al-Khidmat Foundation Syed Ehsan Ullah Waqas, Vice-Chancellor of University of Health Sciences Lahore Prof. Dr Javed Akram, MS Jinnah Hospital Lahore Dr Yahya Sultan and Syed Rashid Dawood were present among others.Responding to a question , Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that Pervez Khattak’s statement has been quotated out of context; whatever Pervez Khattak said, he also made it clear that he stands with Prime Minister Imran Khan. Punjab Governor said that no one can overthrow the government, and elections will be held in 2023.Hevsaid that as far as the matter of open ballot in the Senate is concerned, the opposition used to demand transparency in the Senate elections and now when we are legislating for it, why is the opposition not supporting us?Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that when he was elected as Senator from Punjab, people also questioned him regarding votes, adding he said that the members of Assembly voted for him because of his public service and good relations with members of Parliament . Punjab Governor, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that previous governments spent billions of rupees on clean drinking water projects, but their filtration plants are lying non-functional now. Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority will create such a network that filtration plants installed by the incument government will continue to function in coming years . He further said that ever since he assumed office as Governor Punjab, no fundraising has been done for Sarwar Foundation at Governor’s House and will not be done in future as well.