Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Senator Chaudhry Sarwar has denied rumours that he is interested in becoming the next Governor Punjab.

The former Punjab governor said that he has already been on the coveted post and does not want to become the governor again. “I have already been governor and have to desire to become again. In any case there will be no governor house either,” he said, hinting that the luxurious official residence may be utilised for other purposes by the incoming PTI-led government.

Sarwar also denied the formation of any factions or groups within the party, and said that all were united under the leadership of chairman Imran Khan. “There is no truth over rumours of a forward bloc in PTI. The party wants to move forward with allies, but we have no issues in forming the government in the Centre and Punjab,” he said. He said that PTI has a clear majority in Punjab and will form the next government, and they would accept any decision made by Imran Khan.

He said that Imran Khan has given a clear message to work for the development and welfare of the country, and had said that the process of accountability would start from him. He warned that there will be thorough accountability of those involved in corruption and money laundering, and there will be ‘zero-tolerance’ policy against such individuals.

PTI has not announced the candidate for Punjab chief minister but is in the position to form the next provincial government after support of several independent candidates. The names includes former law minister Babar Awan, Ishaq Khaqwani and Ejaz Chaudhry along with Aleem Khan, Fawad Chaudhry and Yasmin Rashid.