Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) nominee for Punjab governor post Chaudhry Sarwar on Tuesday has resigned from senatorship.
Talking to media, Sarwar assured to take steps for medical treatment, education and employment of poverty-stricken people.
PTI candidate will formally take oath as Punjab governor on September 5.
Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar is a senator and former British Member of Parliament who served as Governor of Punjab, from 2 August 2013 until his resignation on 29 January 2015. Sarwar is currently PTI’s Punjab Organiser. He previously served as a member of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.
A successful businessman, philanthropist and politician. Mohammad was born in Faisalabad, and moved to Scotland in the mid 70’s to join his wife Perveen with whom he now has four children. After arriving in Scotland he became successful in the Scottish Wholesale sector, and then went into politics becoming Britain’s first Muslim MP and Scotland’s first ethnic minority MP.
He renounced his UK citizenship in August 2013 following confirmation for a largely ceremonial position of governorship representing the conservative Pakistan Muslim League (N).
Chaudhry Sarwar resigned from the position on 29 January 2015 days after criticising the government’s foreign policy. He announced his defection to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on 10 February 2015.
On 3 March 2018, he was elected as a Senator from Punjab.