LAHORE - Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has stressed the need for national cohesion and harmony in order to foil enemy designs. 

During separate meetings with ex-governor Ghulam Mustafa Khar and PTI leader Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry at Governor House Thursday, Sarwar said the country was moving to economic stability and it was important to ward off enemy designs through unity.

 He said it was the first and foremost duty of the 220 million Pakistanis to work for the progress and solidarity of the country. He said Pakistan was an ideological Islamic republic whose foundations had been laid  on the philosophy of Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal and the thoughts and political insight of Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Chaudhry Sarwar said that Pakistan did not belong to one individual or the party, adding that every citizen was its custodian and protector. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan was introducing revolutionary steps for the progress of the country and welfare of the masses.

Punjab governor expressed the hope that prime minister’s upcoming visit to China will serve well to the country’s economy. He said PTI Government was committed to transforming Pakistan into an economically viable country. He said patriotism demanded from every citizen to stick to the slogan of Pakistan First and Last.

Earlier, Seemi Ezdi, sister of senior PTI leader Jahangir Tareen called on Sarwar  The governor felicitated Seemi Ezdi on being given Senate ticket. Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Governor said the government was adopting tangible measures for the welfare of women who make up half of the country’s population. He said the women were working shoulder to shoulder with men for the progress of the country.