Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday strongly condemned the opposition’s “despicable effort” to influence the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) by taking it “hostage”.
Awan’s remarks come after the ECP ordered day-to-day hearing of the foreign funding case against the ruling PTI. A day earlier, the opposition’s Rehbar Committee had submitted an application asking the election commission to decide the case before the expiry of the chief election commissioner’s term next month.
In a tweet, Awan said: “The Rehbar Committee themselves requires rehbari (guidance). They are constantly presenting the ‘chor machae shor’ flop film show.” She said the government was standing firm on its stance, adding: “Unlike others, we are not the ones to find an escape route from accountability.”
In a subsequent tweet, Awan said that Prime Minister Imran Khan advocates accountability on the basis of the supremacy of the rule of the Constitution and without any discrimination. “The whole country is witness to whom the country’s highest court declared to be ‘sadiq’ and ‘ameen’ (honest and righteous) and who was declared to be dishonest,” she added.