LAHORE : Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said that not the opposition but inflation and governance issues are real challenges for the government. There should be no restrictions on opposition’s rallies because protest is their democratic right. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan will neither resign nor there elections before 2023. The youth of Insaf Tiger Force will only point out inflation and hoarding. Only government agencies will take action. The Governor Punjab was addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Solar Project by University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore and later talking to the media here on Monday. Provincial Minister for Energy Dr Akhtar Malik and Vice-Chancellor UET Mansoor Sarwar were also present on the occasion among others. Responding to questions raised by media persons, Chaudhry Sarwar said that the first step that PTI has taken after coming to power was to make the country economically strong because for an independent and strong foreign policy of any country. The country must be economically strong and today the whole world is witnessing Pakistan’s economic strength. To a question, he said that the agenda of the protest of the opposition parties is not clear yet. Do they want to end inflation and improve governance in the country? If their agenda is only to end the government, then this will not be possible. We have come to power through public votes. He said therefore, Imran Khan will remain the Prime Minister and the government will complete its constitutional term.
The Governor Punjab said that it is true that there are problems of inflation and governance in the country but it is the result of tax evasion and wrong policies of the past rulers and Prime Minister Imran Khan has made it clear that urgent steps have been taken to curb inflation. There is no doubt that our enmity or opposition parties are not a challenge for us but inflation is the main challenge and if we are not able to eradicate issues like inflation from the country then the people will make their decision by voting in the next elections. Ch Sarwar further said that we are shifting more than 60 universities across Punjab including Lahore to solar for which work is going on expeditiously and so far Punjab government has shifted more than 2800 schools in the province to solar. Instructions have been issued to the Vice-Chancellors to negotiate with the staff regarding all the demands and to comply with them as far as possible, he added. Speaking on the occasion, Provincial Minister for Energy Dr Akhtar Malik said that Punjab is ahead of all other provinces in terms of shifting universities and other educational institutions to solar and we are fulfilling the promise of building a new Pakistan as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.