KARACHI - Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar said that elimination of terrorists and criminals was essential to empower the weaker section of the society and the laws must strictly be enforced in this connection.

He expressed these views while talking to media men in the office of Pakistan Hindu Council here on Thursday. On this occasion Pakistan Hindu Council president Dr Ramesh Kumar and other senior office-bearers were also present. The governor visited the office as a token of solidarity with the Hindu community.

Ch Sarwar expressed his great concerns over the increasing incidents against the minorities and said that he and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif made a test case of the murder of Christian couple at Kot Radha Kishan. He said that the culprits must be awarded exemplary punishment so that no one could dare to take law in hands in future.

He condemned the terrorist activities whether in Punjab, Sindh or anywhere else in the country and expressed that the role of Pak Army was appreciable in order to root out the terror activities.

To a question, he replied that the country was facing the great challenges including terrorism. He called upon the politician to promote purposeful politics and meaningful dialogues rather than showing stubborn attitude over the solution of various issues.

On the occasion, Dr Ramesh Kumar lauded the humanity-based services of the governor and gave his a briefing regarding the problems of Hindu community. He informed that Pakistan Hindu Council represented 8 million Hindus working on welfare projects.