LAHORE - Governor Punjab Salmaan Taseer has said that the charges of corruption and misappropriation of funds are an attempt to destabilise the democratic government. Talking to newsmen at the FC College University after the annual convocation on Friday, he said the news items of corruption and figures about alleged misuse quoted in the media meant as if the Pakistan was corrupt. Referring to the Transparency International, he expressed his doubts over the statistics given in its report and said, The agency with its office located in London, is publishing the report as if it is operating in Pakistan. It should quote the statistics after a careful study. Responding to a query about the NRO, he said the names of NRO beneficiaries given so far were insufficient, adding that President Asif Ali Zardari had experienced imprisonment and he was not afraid of any proceeding in case the NRO was abolished. Replying to another question, he rejected the impression that the PPPs rating had decreased and enjoyed a much-weakened position. To another query, he said there was no terrorists training camps in southern Punjab, although there were reports of their infiltration into the area. Governor Punjab parried questions about any change in the province and prevailing sugar crisis. Earlier, in his address at the convocation, Salmaan Taseer said Pakistan was passing through a difficult phase but it would emerge as a strong and viable nation, adding that the fight against terrorism would be a success following which Pakistan would emerge as a great nation. He said the nation had already shown its metal during the devastating earthquake 2005. The people came together to help the victims in their rehabilitation and reconstruction of the devastated areas, he said, adding that the nation had repeated the same by helping the two million internally displaced persons from Swat. Governor Punjab said it was amazing that 50 per cent of the students studying at the universities were female. In Sargodha, which is comparatively less developed area, the female ratio is 60 per cent. On a lighter note, he remarked that seats might have to be reserved for male candidates in future. Emphasising the need to educate women, he said it was equivalent to educate an entire family. Governor Punjab asserted that not only the minorities but also the followers of all faiths were well protected in Pakistan. This is the main feature of Islam, as believes on Sufism and not suicide bombing. Rector Dr Peter H Armacost in his welcoming address briefed the gathering about the development activities and transformation of the college into a university where job oriented disciplines had been introduced beside the traditional disciplines of arts and science. He said the varsity had maintained its tradition and now attained a distinguished status among the top institutions of higher learning in Pakistan. During the event, he also presented a souvenir to the chief guest.