Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has on Saturday said that it was crucial for the prosperity of Pakistan that the living standard of the poor was raised, and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was working for the same mission.
Chaudhry Sarwar, speaking to a ceremony in Sahiwal, said that only those serving humanity would be remembered always.
He was speaking at a ceremony held for distribution of 10,000 jackets among the poor children in Sahiwal and Chichawatni under the ‘Winter Appeal’ campaign, said a release issued by the Governor’s House.
The campaign was launched by the Sarwar Foundation to protect the poor children from cold. The school jackets were handed over to the district officers concerned of the Education Department.
The governor said that there was no dearth of philanthropists in Pakistan.
During the first wave of the novel Coronavirus, Rs 10 billion donations were collected and distributed only through the Governor’s House, with the support of philanthropists and the business community.
Responding to the media queries, Chaudhry Sarwar said that Pakistan had already suffered economic losses due to COVID-19 and even now if the virus intensifies, measures like lockdown would have to be taken.
He said Pakistan could not afford an unusual pandemic situation; therefore, the government was repeatedly asking the opposition to abstain from holding rallies.
Earlier in a day, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an interview said that his only vision is to transform Pakistan into a welfare state and it is towards this goal that he has been struggling.
He said that in the past political recruitments were made in the institutions and our government has brought people in the institutions on merit.
Criticism is an essential part of society and there has to be freedom in place for it, the premier said.
PM Imran said that after Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, he is the only leader who has fought a long political struggle because Maryam Nawaz got a position in the party because of Nawaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto came to the party because of his political relationships.