LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Thursday announced to quit the office, citing reasons for not coming upto people’s expectations mainly overseas Pakistanis.
Addressing a news conference at Governor’s House, he especially thanked the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for reposing confidence in him by assigning Punjab governorship.
“I am quitting the office without any pressure from any quarter and I have no differences with the PML-N leadership who gave me a big responsibility for the welfare of masses”, he asserted.
He said the position of the Governor was ceremonial and he failed to come upto the expectations of the people mainly the overseas Pakistani who were expecting a lot from him in the field of health and education.
“I could not do much even for the projects for providing clean drinking water,” he said.
The Governor said he would not leave the country like Shaukat Aziz and Moeen Qureshi, and stay here to continue his mission of serving the masses in his personal capacity, the way he was doing with the overseas Pakistan associates.
He stressed the need for strengthening local government system for resolving people’s problems at local level.
The Governor vowed to oppose India’s permanent membership in the United Nation’s Security Council at every fora continuously until the Kashmir issue is resolved.
He informed the media that during last six months Pakistan’s export had increased upto one billion dollar while he had succeeded in obtaining GSP Plus status, which he said was a great achievement of the present government.