Newly appointed Governor, Latif Khosas visit to Jati Umra to meet Pakistan Muslim League leader Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and Mian Shahbaz Sharif has opened a new chapter. After a three-year span of bitter sweet relationship both the parties have come to terms and have decided to improve their ties and work for the welfare of the people of the largest province. It is also a good omen that Khosa has decided not to carry forward the legacy of assassinated Governor Salman Taseer and instead work in close coordination with the Shahbaz Sharif-led Punjab government. Salman Taseer, who was appointed Governor by the then military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf, had not been even on speaking terms leave alone having a working relationship. Instead of playing his role as the representative of the Federation, as provided by the Constitution, he acted like a villain. Not only that he was a partisan but also never honored the fact that the PPP and PML-N were coalition partners. This led to seriously jeopardizing the efforts of the Punjab Government to deliver the goods and largely undermined the good governance. It was during his era and due to his biased attitude that the Federal Government imposed the Governors rule. All this is now past. One understands that perhaps the PPP leadership has also realized that it cannot afford hostile Punjab Government. It is against this backdrop that Latif Khosa, by his actions taken and words spoken, is trying to send a clear message to PML-N 'lets work together. The manner in which he received Mian Nawaz and Mian Shahbaz on the occasion of Salman Taseers qul ceremony and then his body language during his visit to Jati Umra was an indicator that he is under a certain brief. Khosa did not mince his words and publicly stated that President Asif Ali Zardari had directed him to follow the spirit of his policy of reconciliation. Another important aspect of his visit to Sharifs residence was that PPP Punjab President, Imtiaz Warriach and most of the party ministers in the Punjab Cabinet were accompanying him. During the formal discussions, the two sides had a frank dialogue on how they wish to proceed further to avoid all the ills in the past. Khosa acted in a very cordial manner and he received similar warm response from both the brothers. The governors inviting Shahbaz Sharif along with his entire cabinet for a dinner at the Governors House will also auger well. With all this in place, both the sides have the capacity to forget the past and look forward to create such an understanding that people of this largest province could heave a sigh of relief as far as good governance is concerned. This is the only way that they can work hand-in-hand to eliminate the menace of corruption, control sky-rocketing prices, improve law and order situation and provide basic amenities to the people. Both parties are at the tail end of their five-year tenure. Therefore, they have very little time left to do so many things at the same time which is not possible by walking in contrasting directions. They must continue to consult each other on a regular basis and apply their collective force in resolving all outstanding issues. We only wish them well.