LAHORE - Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa has ruled out the possibility of Prime Minister Gilani seeking fresh vote of confidence. Neither the Prime Minister is taking a fresh trust vote nor any such proposal is under consideration, said the Governor while talking to reporters after the 9th Convocation of Lahore School of Economics.The Governor maintained that all the coalition partners, including Muttahida Qaumi Movement, will support the resolution tabled by Awami National Party aimed at strengthening democracy and democratic culture. He alleged that democracy faced a threat at the hands of a few opposition leaders. Answering a question whether the government would write a letter to Swiss authorities, the governor said: “The president enjoys immunity under the constitution and the people of Pakistan will decide whether they want to see their elected president before the court of a magistrate.” About Chief Minister Punjab statement that the US should support democracy in Pakistan instead of ‘dacoits’, the governor said that we should abstain from getting involved foreign countries in our internal matters. To another query, he termed memo as a pack of lie and said there was nothing in it.Earlier, during the convocation Governor Khosa said education was the art of healing the mind. “It motivates and inspires with a very profound impetus to enjoy this passion and commitment and its credit goes to the mentor. Pakistan’s vibrant and energetic youth is the future of the county,” he said. The Punjab Governor said that successful education system enabled students to learn language and skills requisite for the 21st Century, the richness of their history and the Islamic values of tolerance, generosity and community. He stated that education was the single most important factor which can transform Pakistan’s future. It boosts economy broadens outlook and offer brighter future for poor children who otherwise may be on streets, he said. He  said that future of education lies in technology.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 15-Jan-2012 here.