Ex-SACM ‘fails to hold meeting’ with PM

Staff Reporter

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and former special assistant to Punjab CM Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday failed to have a formal meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan at Governor’s House.

According to a private TV channel, the former Punjab CM aide kept on waiting for a holding a formal meeting with the premier but to no avail.

The report, however, claimed that she attempted to hold talks with Imran Khan when the latter was heading for his helicopter to leave the Governor’s House.

Earlier in the day, she was baarred from entering the Punjab Assembly to attend the oath-taking ceremony of PTI MPA Ahsan Saleem Baryar.

Videos circulating on social media showed Firdous was stopped at the entrance. The officials showed her a list of guests and her name was struck off.

The former SACM had arrived at the assembly to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Ahsan Saleem Baryar but was informed that her name was not on the guests’ list.

Talking to newsmen, Awan said that she was on the list of guests but don’t know who removed her name.

“It is the speaker’s privilege to allow someone to witness the session as a guest.”
Replying to a question, the former Special Assistant to the Chief Minister (SACM), she has resigned from her post and it is up to the Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Punjab to assign her new responsibilities and added that she will continue to serve the party as a worker.

Last week, Firdous Ashiq Awan had resigned as special assistant to chief minister (SACM) and sent her resignation to Usman Buzdar.


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