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Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar tenders resignation

LAHORE: Governor of Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has tendered his resignation, ARY News reported on Thursday.

According to sources, Chaudhry Sarwar has send his resignation to President Mamnoon Hussain.

Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar had sworn in as the governor of Punjab on August 2nd in year 2013.

Sarwar was a successful businessman and a former British politician, who served as a Labour parliamentarian from 1997 to 2010, representing Glasgow Central. He was the first Muslim to sit in the British Parliament.

He renounced his British citizenship in August 2013 after named as the governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province.

There were news reports about Governor Sarwar’s differences with Sharifs over scores of issues including his dissatisfaction over the governance and his outspoken manner in which he criticized the government on several occasions.

Chaudhry Sarwar is expected to address a news conference this evening to explain his side of the story about quitting the top constitutional post of Punjab.

According to sources, Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood could replace the outgoing governor of Punjab.

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