Opposition should wait for 2023 general elections, says Sarwar

Ejaz Shah says govt to ensure transparent and indiscriminate accountability

By: News Desk      Published: 03:00 PM, 19 Sep, 2020
Opposition should wait for 2023 general elections, says Sarwar

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on Saturday said that the general elections will be held in 2023 and the opposition should wait for elections rather than resorting to protests.

The governor said this during a meeting with Interior Minister Brigadier (r) Ejaz Shah who called on him at Governor’s House Lahore and discussed various political and national matters.

Governor Sarwar said the government will not go anywhere before completing its constitutional term. The opposition failed inside the parliament and it will face failure outside the parliament as well.

Speaking on the occasion, Governor Sarwar said the opposition who was halting the legislation regarding FATF has been exposed. “Public support is with the government not with the opposition.”

He said “We have no threat from opposition’s APCs and neither will we let them pressurize us. We will continue to move forward on our mission to serve the public.”

The governor said Prime Minister Imran Khan only talks about safeguarding national interests whereas the opposition parties are pursuing their own political and personal interests.

“Completing the 5-year term is our democratic and constitutional right. General elections will be held in 2023 and the opposition should wait for elections rather than resorting to protests. Accountability is a must for progress and development of Pakistan and completing legislation regarding FATF is a great achievement of the PTI government,” the governor said.

Ejaz Shah said the government is ensuring transparent and indiscriminate accountability. “For the first time, we are introducing reforms in public institutions. The public has given us a five-year mandate and we will complete our term.”