Sal­man Taseer for pro­mot­ing po­lit­i­cal tol­er­ance

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

LA­HORE: Pun­jab Gover­nor Sal­man Taseer has urged the politi­cians to pro­mote cul­ture of po­lit­i­cal tol­er­ance in the coun­try with ha­tred to­wards none. "I've been tar­geted by the po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents for noth­ing but they should stay rest as­sured that I'm here to stay as Gover­nor Pun­jab", he said while re­spond­ing to me­dia men af­ter the prize dis­tri­bu­tion cer­e­mony of 27th Gover­nor's Golf Cup tour­na­ment here on Sun­day.

Re­ply­ing to a query, Pun­jab Govenor said that those who mu­ti­lated the con­sti­tut­tion in the past were claim­ing to be the cham­pi­ons of democ­racy and con­sti­tu­tion to­day.

He urged the Pun­jab govern­ment of Muham­mad Shahbaz Sharif to "avoid anti-peo­ple poli­cies", adding that he had al­ways ten­dered ad­vice to the Pun­jab govern­ment. Taseer feared that the 'Aashi­ana' hous­ing scheme would prove to be "a new scam" of the Pun­jab govern­ment.

To a ques­tion re­gard­ing 'Aashi­ana' hous­ing fa­cil­ity, Taseer said that Pun­jab govern­ment was "ex­ploit­ing the hap­less­ness of the poor masses, as­sert­ing that ru­pees 900 were be­ing ex­torted from the needy peo­ple un­der the "Aashi­ana" scheme". Taseer al­leged: "mere 3000 houses were of­fered to the peo­ple while mil­lions of ru­pees would be col­lected from the thou­sands of the poor in the prov­ince". -App

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