BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
Lahore:Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar says the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government does not believe in political victimization and stresses that the opposition should come one same page with the government to combat the spread of dreadful coronavirus. He said all state institutions including NAB had been made apolitical and Prime Minister Imran Khan government’s sole focus was on country’s progress and prosperity. He said the business community was itself under severe economic stress but still helping out the poor and vulnerable families. “We will surely defeat the scourge of coronavirus, if we all will work hand-in-hand,” he said. He was speaking to a delegation of PTI leaders Mian Waheed, Chaudhry Khalid Mahmood Gujjar, Nadeem Butt and renowned industrialist Khalid Mumtaz Qazi and CEO Descon Imran Qureshi who called on him at Governor House, Lahore here today.
Governor Punjab said the coronavirus had become the biggest-ever challenge and could be fought against while strictly observing the SOPs with complete unity and harmony. “This is not a right time to indulge in petty politics but to get united,” he said and urged the opposition to shun political point-scoring, prepare policies in the best interest of people and join hands with the government to fight against coronavirus pandemic. In the PM Imran Khan’s government, Chaudhry Sarwar said all decisions were being taken in the best interest of people. Stating that the business community in the country was facing worst-ever economic suppression, he acknowledged that the business community was still working to provide ration to the families, whose bread-winners lost their jobs during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. He said the history would remember all those, who would serve the distressed humanity in these hard times.
Chaudhry Sarwar said the government had eased restrictions in the lockdown to offer relief to the business community. Now, he said, it was business community’s responsibility to strictly implement and observe SOPs to save workers and customers from getting infected by the coronavirus. “The spread of coronavirus is expected to see massive surge in the days to come,” the governor warned.