PM Imran’s US visit to promote soft image of Pakistan: Firdous



The Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday has quite strongly condemned the fresh terror incidents of Dera Gsazi Khan and expressed complete solidarity and sympathy with the martyred and the injured persons.
While addressing a press conference in a local hotel at Kashmir road, here, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan further stated that Pakistan had bravely and gallantly been fighting its war against terror and the personnel from the law enforcing agencies and the civilians population had offered valuable sacrifice in that connection. She vowed that such coward acts of terrorism could never deter the spirit of peace and harmony among the people Pakistan.
The Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan termed the general election in the areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (PK), which had formerly been known as FATA, as a great victory of peace and democracy loving people of the tribal areas. She said that the residents of the tribal areas had paid great human price for the establishment of sustainable peace in their terror hit localities. Sh said also that that holding of smooth and transparent elections in the tribal areas had proved that terrorism had lost grounds there and peace had won. She said that the election in the tribal areas would certainly initiate new era of peace and prosperity there as atmosphere of terror and horror had ended. She said that the independent candidates, who had won the election, would certainly support Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI).
While commenting on the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to United States (US), the Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that he (Prime Minister Imran Khan) had set a unique and great example of simplicity by using a commercial flight to go to US, instead of using a private and luxurious jet. She opined that such a move from the Prime Minister would greatly help in promoting the image of Pakistan and the current government, in the international community. She lamented that the former rulers used to take scores of family members, other relatives and friend to the foreign tours on the expanses from the state. She further added that such elements had now a days made democracy as ‘a shelter’ in order to safe their assets, accumulated through huge corruption.
While criticizing an earlier statement of Maryam Nawaz, the senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Dr Firdous Ashaq Awan said that the ‘Raj Kumai’ was not aware of the fact that the then Army Chiefs had accompanied Youaf Raza Gillani, Mian Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during their visits to US as prime ministers, which meant that they too were ‘selected’.