Voting right to overseas Pakistanis victory of democracy, constitution: Governor

LAHORE – Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said on Wednesday that getting right to vote for overseas Pakistanis was a victory of democracy and the constitution.

The decision of Azad Kashmir government to give voting right to overseas Pakistanis was also welcomed. He was talking to Naveed Anwar, an overseas Pakistani from the United States and others here at Governor House. During the meeting, the Governor said that when the PTI government came into power, Pakistan was on the brink of bankruptcy but the present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, through its successful economic policies, not only saved the country from economic bankruptcy but also steered it out of economic crisis and put it on the path to success. Now all international organisations were recognising Pakistan’s economic development, he added. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said the government was providing relief  to the people through Ehsas programme and other schemes to deal with issues like inflation.

Providing basic amenities including health and education to people top priority of government, says Ch Sarwar

Providing basic amenities including health and education to the people was the top priority of government for which the federal and punjab governments were mobilising all resources, he maintained. He said the PTI government would not only save the people from problems but also ensure the development and prosperity of the country, adding that the country had been put on road to progress and prosperity. The Governor said that Prime Minister Imran Khan always made the impossible to possible and the PTI government had fulfilled its promise of giving voting right to overseas Pakistanis. 

He said that Overseas Pakistanis had played an exemplary role in the economic development and stability of Pakistan, adding, ‘we will never leave overseas Pakistanis in any case and ensure the protection of their lives and property.’ Later, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar strongly condemned the arrest of Khurram Pervez, a human rights representative in Kashmir by Indian forces and said the terrorist face of India had been exposed all over the world and International bodies, including the United Nations, should take stern and immediate notice against Indian atrocities.



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