Protests threat can’t harm people’s mandate and trust in PTI



LAHORE:  Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that the opposition can’t pressurize the Prime Minister Imran Khan with the threat of protests. PTI will confront the political opponents on all fronts. He stated this while talking to Provincial Minister Sardar Asif Nikai at Governor House.

He further said that the government cannot 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, the people have voted for PTI not for opposition. He said opposition cannot 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 he in future . Governor Punjab 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, he 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 too. 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 government in making the electoral process transparent in larger national interest.

Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar 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.