Govt committed to empowering women: Firdous


Amraiz Khan

Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday declared that the Punjab government under the leadership of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar is striving hard to carry forward the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to foster gender equity and women empowerment through legislation, advocacy and capacity building.
“The government has taken revolutionary steps to empower women economically and socially.”
Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan expressed the views while addressing a press conference. She was flanked by Punjab Minister for Women Development Ashifa Riaz Fatyana here on Tuesday.
Talking on the occasion, Dr Firdous said that a comprehensive plan has been evolved for the welfare of women and to protect their rights in the society because women were half of the population and their role was important in national development. Addressing the media, the SACM said that on one hand Maulana Fazlur Rehman has started a movement against the government whereas on the other hand, his own party has rejected his narrative. She said that Asif Ali Zardari had also slammed PDM’s narrative. She said that when the resignations of two PML-N parliamentarians reached the parliament, chaos spread in the party. It takes courage and fortitude to resign which the opposition doesn’t have, she further said. She said that the Calibri Queen had pierced the ideology PML-N and PPP workers.
Dr Firdous said that the visit of Maryam Nawaz to the shrine of Bhutto itself is negation of PML-N’s stance, in which they once declared Z.A. Bhutto as a traitor and Benazir as a security risk for the country. She said that Zardari in his speech crushed the ideology of PDM.
She said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman is performing a political show against the government with two political newborns who are immature and impractical. She said that Maulana had always been against giving any kind of political role to women but today considers it an honor to stand behind Maryam Nawaz just for lust of power.
The special assistant said that power is transferred like inheritance in PPP and PML-N. She said that the fake princess along with her bondwomen is misguiding the innocent people of Pakistan. The opposition wouldn’t be successful in her attempts to overthrow the government and the government would complete its constitutional term, she further said. She said that Mariyam Nawaz was attacking on democracy by her controversial and treacherous narrative against the state institutions.
She said that the welfare of people is the centre of government’s policy and PDM is trying to derail the process of public service by creating political instability. Dr Firdous said that the PTI government challenged big mafias and hoarders for the first time in the history of Pakistan. She said that opposition is following the anti-state agenda of the enemy and PDM made a vicious attempt to make the institutions controversial. In the presence of such opposition, there is no need for any other enemy, she added.
She said that the fake princess and prince are day-dreaming to become the prime minister but this dream can’t be fulfilled. Prime Minister Imran Khan wouldn’t give NRO to any corrupt politician, she asserted.

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