In house change, National Assembly dissolution reports in Islamabad rejected
LAHORE - Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said on Sunday that everyone must keep in mind that there was neither any in-house change on the cards nor chances of dissolution of the Parliament, as people had given the government a mandate for five years.
Talking to media after inaugurating IRWA filtration plant here at Izmir Town on Sunday, he said those dreaming of in-house change would get nothing but disappointment and the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, would complete its constitutional term of five years at all costs.
He said Chaudhry Brothers were reliable ally of the government and reservations among allies were a common thing.
The government and the armed forces were on same page for stability and development of Pakistan, he added.
To a question, Chaudhry Sarwar said the Lahore High Court decision was not a matter of success or defeat between the government and the opposition and “we fully honour the court decision”.
The PML-N leadership had submitted a written assurance in the court of law and “we also want Nawaz Sharif to come back after his recovery”, he added.
The governor said counterfeit companies operating in the name of safe drinking water were warned to refrain from such practices; otherwise, huge fine would be imposed on filtration companies supplying substandard water and the responsible persons in this regard would face strict action including two-year imprisonment.
Ch Muhammad Sarwar assured that promise of provision of safe drinking water to people of Punjab would be fulfilled through Punjab Aab Pak Authority during the next four years.
He said there was no doubt that 50 per cent of the people of Punjab were falling prey to hepatitis and other fatal diseases due to consumption of contaminated water and we have to save them by all means.
He pointed out that the Aab Pak Authority, without having any government funding, had started provision of safe drinking water to people just with the help of philanthropists, and IRWA filtration plant was also a part of this process.
He explained that Punjab Aab Pak Authority would not only register all the filtration plants but also ensure their continuous monitoring across Punjab, besides imposing heavy fine and taking strict action against the companies supplying substandard water to the people.
The governor said reservations and grievances of allies were a common happening in the entire world as well as in Pakistan, asserting that allies could give their viewpoint on any issue. As far as Chaudhry Brothers were concerned, they were very much standing by the government, and the government was also taking along all its allies, he added.
To another question, he said the federal government had permitted Nawaz Sharif’s medical treatment abroad solely on humanitarian grounds and when he fell ill, the government provided him the best possible medical treatment here. From day one, he added, the government had been giving assurance that it would not obstruct the process of sending Nawaz Sharif abroad for medical treatment.
IRWA Chairman Mian Ahsan, Haji Nimatullah Khan, Mian Talat and others were also present on this occasion.