Punjab Governor Balighur Rahman on Wednesday said that Chief Minister Parvez Elahi had had lost the trust of the majority of the lawmakers, and it had been proved that the he was afraid that he would not be able to survive the vote.
He was talking to several members of the Punjab Assembly, who had visited the Governor’s House to discuss various issues, including the current political situation of the country.
Speaking on this occasion, Balighur Rahman said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had always respected the institutions and upheld the supremacy of the law and the constitution. He said that the experienced team of Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is trying to steer the country out of economic crisis. He said that Alhamdulillah, after making record payments in the first week of December, the risk of default has been averted and the political and economic conditions would improve further in the coming days.
On this occasion, the members of the Punjab Assembly were of the unanimous opinion that the constitutional order of the Punjab Governor asking the Chief Minister of Punjab to take the vote of confidence was the need of the hour. They said that the previous government pushed the country towards economic crisis by taking record loans, and they were still pushing the country towards political and economic instability by doing politics of anarchy. But now the people have recognized the faces of those people and will not allow them to succeed in their conspiracy to create instability in the country, they added.
Meanwhile, newly appointed Inspector General of Police Punjab Aamir Zulfiqar called on Balighur Rahman and discussed the law and order in the province. The governor also expressed good wishes to Aamir Zulfiqar on assuming the office.
Speaking on this occasion, Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rahman said that maintaining law and order and protection of life and property of the people are among the priorities of the government. He urged the IG Punjab to take effective measures to ensure the safety of life and property of the people and to prevent crimes. Governor Punjab said: “I hope that under your leadership, Punjab Police will perform its professional duties in a better way.” He further said that the police station culture should change and the police should help the people in the true sense.
Inspector General of Police Punjab Aamir Zulfiqar said that maintaining law and order in the province is his top priority. He said that in view of the recent incidents of terrorism in the country, security has been ordered to be on high alert in the province.