Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that arrest of the influential people was endorsement of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s narrative of accountability across the board. Commenting on the arrest of Hamza Shahbaz while talking to the PTV on Tuesday, Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the courts and institutions are free in Naya Pakistan and no one is above the law.a
She said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is an independent organization and government has nothing to do with it. Lamenting the posture of opposition on the arrest of corrupt elements, the Special Assistant to PM said they are oblivious to the problems of masses but are protecting their own vested interests.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that PTI don’t believe in politics of vengeance, neither has any role in the ongoing actions against the plunderers of national wealth. The actions were taken by the concerned institutions at their own and not on the directives of government, she clarified.
In a series of tweets, she said these politicians are bearing the brunt of their own actions as they were the ones behind the formation of the corruption watchdog and appointment of the incumbent NAB chairman. “Did we put out Panama Papers,” she asked.
The special assistant said the popularity of the PPP, which she said has now been confined to Sindh province, has reduced to zero among the masses, which was evident from the number of people who staged protests over former president Asif Ali Zardari’s arrest.
Taking aim at the PML-N, she said it is evident from history that the party had come to power with the help of others. They can just conspire and not stage protests, she was of the view. Ms Awan said these corrupt elements will embarrass themselves by launching a movement against the government.