No chance of mid-term election: Ch Sarwar
LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar rejected any chance of mid-term election saying that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would complete its five year constitutional term.
In an interview with a private TV channel here on Wednesday, he said the detractors of the PTI government lived in a fool's paradise and resorted to daydreaming regarding mid-term elections.
To a question, the governor said the government pursued zero tolerance policy on corruption, adding that all were equal in the eye of law while the government would not resort to political victimization against any opponent.
Ch Sarwar, while responding to another questions, said PTI Chairman Imran Khan supported the idea of indiscriminate accountability since the past 20 years, adding that the looted money would be brought back to the country from the foreign banks.
He said the government had formed a task force to retrieve looted money which was deposited in the foreign lands, adding that the government had also signed protocols with countries like Great Britain and others in this regard.
He said the government was committed to bring all those to book who had looted precious resources of the country.
On economy, he said the government was designing a comprehensive policy for the restoration of economy and would adopt tangible measures to put it on stronger lines, adding that the government would overcome financial challenges shortly.
However, he said it was not possible to grapple with the problems created during the past 70 years by different political regimes.
Ch Sarwar, said the government was preparing business friendly policies for indigenous and foreign investors.
To another query, he said the government was all set to introduce One Windows Operations (OWO) system for the foreign investors adding that PTI government was committed to bringing an end to red tapism in the country.
He said the business friendly policies of the government had lured foreign investors to the country, claiming the government had introduced various business friendly initiatives in the power sector which would enhance exports besides providing jobs to the unemployed.
The governor said that the government was making amendments in the local government laws adding that the amended local government law would soon be introduced which would provide powers to the local government representatives.
To a question, he said that the government had involved non government organisations (NGOs) in the process of provision of clean drinking water to the citizens adding that water filtration plants were being installed in jails and police lines across the country.