Prime Ministerial candidate for the Pakistan Muslim-League-Qaid (PML-Q) party, Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, gestures as he speaks during an interview with an unseen AFP correspondent in Lahore on February 14, 2008. The PML-Q's candidate to be prime minister if it wins the polls, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, says the reason for the absence of Musharraf in their campaigning materials was simply to keep in line with the law."Under the constitution the president is above politics, and nobody can use his name, his photograph. This doesn't mean we have left him," Elahi told AFP in an interview at his imposing Lahore family home. AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI (Photo credit should read ARIFALI/AFP/Getty Images)
Chairperson CPWB calls on CM Chaudhry Parvez Elahi
Lahore, Dec 5:
Chairperson of Child Protection & Welfare Bureau (CPWB) Sarah Ahmad called on Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office and presented the Global Collaborative Award to the CM. She also briefed the CM about the role of the bureau in the welfare of the children.
The CM felicitated her for receiving the award in Italy and expressed his happiness that chairperson CPWB was placed among the top ten people for the global award. He directed to make CPWB more vibrant and expressed best wishes for the chairperson and the children. Parvez Elahi noted that helping hapless children is the best example of human empathy. Forcing children to beg is a social tragedy and the government will rid society of this evil; he added and reiterated all-out support to CPWB. He also impressed upon the citizens to avoid giving alms to child beggars as the government intends to rehabilitate them through CPWB.