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Dr Firdous rejects Shehbaz Sharif’s allegations about delay in forensic report


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

26th Apr, 2020. 03:46 pm
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Dr Firdous

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, said forensic report into wheat flour and sugar crisis will be made public.

She was addressing a news conference in Sialkot, she said the people will be apprised about the whole facts behind the crisis.

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan strongly rejected the Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif’s allegations about delay in presentation of the report.

She said Prime Minister Imran Khan believes in across the board accountability and that why he formed a commission to unmask the real faces behind the crisis.

She said all the responsible institutions made part of this commission and since it had to carry out forensic audit of the last three years, therefore, it requires time to complete the process in the most transparent manner.

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said commission has demanded to further extend its period for three weeks and this request will presented before the cabinet for approval.

The Special Assistant said time warrants greater unity and harmony in our ranks but regretted that the opposition leader resorted to allegations against the Prime Minister in order to keep himself alive in the politics.

She said no family member of the prime minister involved in this scam.

The Special Assistant said a relief package for industrial workers prepared which will approved by the Economic Coordination Committee on Monday (April 27, 2020). She said the package aimed at protecting the rights and livelihoods of the industrial workers.

This is only possible when we will shoulder the burden of the industries during these testing times. Therefore, she said, this package envisages relief measures for the owners of the industries and factories

Firdous Ashiq Awan said the testing capacity for coronavirus cases enhanced and by the end of May it will enhanced to twenty thousand.

She said we currently have forty labs which will enhanced to sixty.

Special Assistant about Ulema

The special assistant stressed that responsibility rests with different segments of the society particularly religious scholars to play their role to contain and defeat this contagion.

She expressed the confidence that the Ulema will fulfill their responsibility regarding implementation of the twenty-point Ramazan guidelines in order to avoid the spread of the virus.

Firdous Ashiq Awan said doctors and paramedical staff are fighting as a front line soldiers in war against COVID-19 pandemic. She said the government committed to ensure the safety of doctors by providing all necessary equipment to them. She said we value their services during these testing times.

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