Governor Punjab Ch Sarwar dispels resignation rumour, distances self from NGO

08:54 PM | 24 Apr, 2019
Governor Punjab Ch Sarwar dispels resignation rumour, distances self from NGO
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LAHORE - Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar Wednesday said that he was in no mood to resign from the post as he had broader goals to achieve and many miles to go to fulfil the promises made by Prime Minister Imran Khan with the people

of Pakistan.

Addressing a press conference at the Governor's House in Lahore, he brushed aside rumours, making rounds in the media, of his resignation as Governor Punjab, adding it was merely drawing room gossip.

Furthermore, the Governor dispelled the impression about any differences with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar or Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Pervaiz Elahi, claiming he even remained in constant contact with Ch Pervaiz Elahi during the recent foreign visits.

Ch Sarwar, however, regretted that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf would have enjoyed a two-thirds majority in Punjab, had some decisions being taken in line with his consent.

The Punjab governor, however, announced to disassociate himself as Chairman from the Sarwar Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) run by Ch Sarwar and his wife Parveen Sarwar, in the wake of public criticism.

"I will not take part in any fund-raising campaigns of the NGO as long as I am Governor of the province, my wife will look after affairs", he added.

Ch Sarwar announced that the funds collected by his foundation from his recent foreign visits as Governor Punjab would be transferred to the Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority for installation of water filtration plants in the province.

It is my passion to provide clean drinking water to the public, Ch Sarwar added.