Governor Punjab Ch Sarwar removed by the PTI government

Sources are claiming that Ch Sarwar was removed on the complain of Ch Pervaiz Ilahi

Ch Sarwar has been removed as Governor Punjab by the PTI government. This decision was taken just hours before the election of new CM Punjab in the Punjab Assembly today. Some sources have claimed that Ch Sarwar has been removed on the complaint of Ch Pervaiz Ilahi for campaigning Hamza Shahbaz against Ch Pervaiz Ilahi.    

The sources said that Pervaiz Elahi telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to lodge his complaint against Chaudhry Sarwar. Taking notice of the issue, PM Imran Khan suggested the president to sack the Punjab governor. The sources said that Chaudhry Sarwar was opposing Pervaiz Elahi for the coveted post.

Senior Journalist Hamid Mir and Gharida Farooqui have claimed in their tweets that they spoke to Governor Sarwar not seems happy the way he has been sacked. He confirmed to the Gharida that he has been removed on the complaint of Ch Pervaiz Ilahi.  

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on twitter announced to remove Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar from his post.

The announcement also came hours before a crucial session of the National Assembly on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan as well as a sitting of the Punjab Assembly to elect a new leader of the house following Usman Buzdar's resignation as CM Punjab

The minister said that the new governor would be announced later. "According to the Constitution, the deputy speaker [of the Punjab Assembly] will be the acting governor," he said.

Ch Sarwar is a former member of the British parliament and had abandoned his political career and British nationality in Glasgow to serve in Pakistan in 2013. He had joined the PML-N and was made the Punjab governor after the party won the 2013 general elections in the centre as well as in Punjab.

However, he had had resigned from Punjab governor office in January 2015 and immediately joined the PTI. In September 2018, he was sworn in as governor for a second term.

                                                                             Khalid Bhatti 

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