BAHAWALPUR

Baqaul Mohsin

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar asserted that peace could not be eliminated from the hearts of Pakistani nation despite the killings of more than 40,000 people including children and women. People of Pakistan are ambitious for the restoration of peace and the government has been striving hard to bring back peace which is prerequisite for prosperity and development.

The Punjab governor said that the establishment of Institute of Conflicts Resolution at Bahawalpur by the Cholistan Development Council was a right step at a right time and its tangible effects would be observed at local, national and international level soon.

Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar shared his thoughts while talking to the Daily Nation exclusively at the foundation laying ceremony of Institute of Conflicts Resolution Bahawalpur at Circuit House here the other day. It is to be noted that the Cholistan Development Council of Pakistan is establishing the institute.

The Punjab governor pointed out that people of Pakistan were against the terrorism and social organisations like Cholistan Development Council were put in strenuous efforts to restore peace, adding that all out support would be extended to the organisation in this regard. Ch Sarwar disclosed that “Cholistan Baithak” would be organised in Governor’s House Lahore in which foreign delegates and Ambassadors would also be invited.

He pointed out that the nation would have to show the world that people of Pakistan were against the terrorism and would not hesitate from offering any sacrifice to uphold peace.

A special ceremony was held in this regard where former MPA Chaudhry Samiullah said that the CDC’s efforts for the promotion of social awareness and cohesion, Inter-faith harmony and education was not hidden from anyone. “We will spread the light of peace and education in the whole world together,” he described.

Meanwhile, the Punjab governor while addressing local notables at the residence of Minister of State for Education and Technical Training Engineer Baligur Rehman, said that former Bahawalpur State had rendered unparallel sacrifices during the movement for the creation and later for building Pakistan. “The entire nation is united to get the country out of crises and change its fate,” he pointed out, adding that intentions and plans of the supreme leadership were strong to eliminate terrorism, energy crisis, foreign loans and downfall of all departments.

Ch Sarwar warned that corruption would not be tolerated at any level and strict action would be taken against anyone found indulged in the malpractice. If any Minister and member Parliaments found committing corruption would be dealt with iron hands as there are clear orders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif,” he claimed. He said that an amount of 5 million pound would be provided by the UK government for the improvement of the Education Department.

The governor reiterated the government resolve to promote education in Southern Punjab and special steps would be taken to improve the living standards of people of Bahawalpur. He added that missing facilities like boundary walls, clean drinking water, electricity, furniture would be provided in all school in the Southern Punjab with the cooperation of DFID and trained faculty would be recruited to ensure quality education.

He said that former British Prime Minister and United Nation’s representative for education Gordon Brown had expressed satisfaction over Pakistan’s current Education Policy.