Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Friday said people had rejected the baseless and false propaganda of the opposition and its criticism against Prime Minister Imran Khan was only due to animosity and hostility towards him.
Speaking at a press conference to brief about decisions of the federal cabinet, she said Pakistan needed stability and a suitable environment so that the nation, drowned in debt, could get investment from abroad.
“We want to end poverty and unemployment from the country,” she said adding that opposition had the right to protest but it should not tantamount to creating anarchy to hamper development process. She said that people had to right to decide about the future of a government after completion of its tenure on the basis of performance.
She said Prime Minister Imran Khan was making full efforts for restoring the
positive image of the nation and for dispelling the negative propaganda against
She said people disassociated themselves from the protest of the opposition on July 25 because it did not have anything to do with their problems.
She informed that it was decided in the federal cabinet meeting that the government would not stop rallies and public meetings of the opposition.
Dr Firdous said only a few hundreds of people came out on the call of opposition in Lahore which showed that their show was flop and people had rejected their criticism against the Prime Minister.
She said groups of people gathered in different cities and tried to create chaos in the guise of protest, adding the hue and cry of the opposition was baseless and unfounded.
She told that the cabinet congratulated Prime Minister Imran Khan on his successful visit to United States of America.
She said Chairman Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) told the cabinet about the activities of the “organized criminal mafia” and its unfortunate and shameless affairs in the national airlines for many years. She said the opposition used the airlines as a rickshaw during the years 2008-2018 during their tenures.
National carrier was turned into personal carrier which did personal duties of former rulers, she noted.
She said 21 times, flights of PIA were re-routed to Sukkur and the national exchequer was deprived of a huge amount of money.
The nation paid Rs 270 million for expenses of former President Mamnoon Hussain, she said.