Jehangir Tareen role in PTI politics not over: SACM

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Says internal accountability can’t be avoided while holding others accountable


Amraiz Khan

Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the Punjab government is working hard to eliminate sugar mafia with the power of law.

Addressing a press conference flanked by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on accountability Shahzad Akbar at DGPR office here on Wednesday, Dr Firdous said that accountability is the main slogan of the PTI and it is not possible that internal accountability is avoided while holding the accountability of others.

She said the PM has given a message by initiating steps from his nearest colleagues that no one is above the law. Those pinpointed will have to be answerable for their actions, she said.

The Special Assistant said that Jehangir Tareen is a part of PTI and he has played a commendable role in the party. The courts are available if anybody has any reservations, she said.

The role of Jehangir Tareen in PTI politics is not over and the parliamentarians who accompanied him to court wanted to show solidarity and uphold the law and constitution, she said.

Responding to a question, Dr Firdous said the tweet of Shehla Raza has been contradicted.

Earlier, talking to the media along with Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource Ansar Majeed Khan, Dr Firdous said that work is in progress on public welfare projects under the leadership of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar and it is sanguine that the labour minister has played an important role by working hard for the welfare of labourers.

The government is working hard for the welfare of the poor segments of the society, she said.

The SACM told that more than 85 thousand industrial and business entities have been registered and this has benefitted more than one million industrial labourers and 6.1 million family members to enjoy state-of-the-art medical and financial benefits.

The government has enhanced the minimum pay of labourers from Rs.15000 to Rs.17500 and proposals are being compiled to increase the minimum wage of the labourers keeping in view the price hike, concluded the SACM.