LAHORE – Punjab Governor Latif Khosa has said that the Sharifs would be convicted if Supreme Court gave verdict in Mehran Bank case.

Talking to the newsmen after attending 4th convocation of King Edward Medical University as a chief guest on Saturday, he said that the Sharifs would not only be punished but also disappear from the political horizon forever.

Khosa said that Shahbaz Sharif was an unconstitutional Chief Minister and had no seat in Bhakhar or Rawalpindi. “We believe in democracy and want continuity of democratic process. I can reject all Chief Minister’s summaries on the ground of his unconstitutional and unlawful status,” he said.  To a question about Nato supply, the Governor said that civil and military leadership would collectively decide this issue according to the aspirations and wishes of the people of the country. “Our top most priority is the dignity and independence of the country and its countrymen. A person who is holding the top government office of the province is involved in a procession of agitation. In fact the CM is hatching a conspiracy against the democracy under the umbrella of protests,” he said.

Earlier, addressing the passing out graduates of King Edward Medical University, the Governor said, “We can eliminate illiteracy and poverty by acquiring education as it is the only strong and solid base in which we can erect a stable edifice of prosperous nation.” He further said, “We should impart such education which could make students job creators instead of job seekers.” The Governor told the graduates that acquiring degrees was not enough and they should come up to the expectations of the poor, needy and deserving patients by offering their skills and expertise. “Today you enter a new phase of life. Your education has prepared you well but it is now up to you to harness the skills you have acquired and gain more knowledge to make this world a better, more humane, tolerant and just place,” he said. He also announced grant of Rs 30 million for the university.

Later, the Governor distributed 262 degrees among fresh graduates while 41 degrees to the students who completed their M Phil. 36 position holder students received their gold medals. On this occasion, a female student Ms Anam Afsar received five Gold and three Silver Medals including Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Best All Rounder Graduate Gold Medal of the year.