Former UK MP to be governor of Punjab

Chaudhry Mohammed Sarwar, a former British MP, has given up his British nationality in the hope of being appointed the next governor of the Punjab.

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Published: Tue 23 Jul 2013, 10:49 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:49 PM

In a Press talk in London, Sarwar confirmed his interest in taking over as governor, while declaring no intention of becoming Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

Sarwar said he had given up his dual nationality on the direction of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership with the hopes of getting a chance to serve the country.

Senior figures within the PML-N believe the post of governor should go to a person from southern Punjab. Sarwar’s family is from Rojhani village in Faisalabad district. Sarwar served as Labour Member of Parliament for Glasgow from 1997 to 2000 and retired from politics in 2010. His son Anas Sarwar now serves as MP from the same seat.

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