World appreciates Pakistan’s role in war on terrorism
LAHORE: Punjab Governor Lt General (r) Khalid Maqbool said on Thursday the world community appreciates Pakistan’s role as a coalition partner in the war on terrorism.
Talking to newsmen here at a ceremony held in honour of Fatima Jinnah at Aiwan-e-Karkonan-e-Pakistan, the governor said terrorists have affiliation with no land, race or community. He added that President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali are committed to ending terrorism, and had had successes so far with the assistance of other countries.
About his recent meeting with the president, Mr Maqbool said it was a routine meeting in which he informed Gen Musharraf about the performance of the government. He said the provincial government was doing well regarding public issues. He added that the president directed him to boost higher education in the Punjab with the cooperation of the private sector.
Regarding the change in policy by Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on boards of governors in education and medical institutions, Mr Maqbool said any policy could be amended if it was in the public interest. He said the provincial government was now appointing members to boards of management but they had the same authority.
Later, the governor and his wife Robina Maqbool addressed the ceremony and highlighted various aspects of the life of Fatima Jinnah.