Special Assistant to CM on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday said that the PDM meetings resulted in the spread of coronavirus as the opposition did not care for the people for its negative politics.
Meanwhile, the facts uncovered by the UK based firm Broadsheet are a shut-up call for the princess and her absconding father, she added. Those who celebrated the decision are now perplexed as the Broadsheet has, again, exposed the dacoity made by the PML-N. This has drowned the heads of the princess and her bondmaids in shame. The former rulers should read the writing on the wall as the PM Imran Khan will never spare the looters, concluded the SACM.
On the other hand, SACM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the provincial government is providing care, rehabilitation, education and training to the destitute and neglected children. She said, the government is committed to provide bright future to the children and make our future generation self-reliant through education and training.
These views were expressed by SACM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan after leading a walk organized by Child Protection & Welfare Bureau Punjab here on Tuesday to raise awareness about physical and sexual abuse against children.
Punjab Minister for Human Rights & Minority Affairs Ijaz Alam Augustine, Chairperson Child Protection & Welfare Bureau Punjab Sarah Ahmad, DIG Operations Punjab Ashfaq Khan, police representatives and members of the civil society also participated in the walk holding placards and banners containing slogans against child abuse and exploitation.
Talking to media, Dr Firdous said that this awareness walk had been organized on the directions of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to create awareness amongst the people against injustice, social difference and inequality and to bring about a positive change in the society. She said in line with the vision of PM Imran Khan, the CM was endeavouring to materialize the dream of “Do Nahi – Eik Pakistan” into reality. She said that every segment of society would have to play its role for the better future of the children and every effort should be made to make them productive citizens of the society.
The SACM said that the government was closely monitoring the cases of child abuse and beggary adding that the PTI had provided legal protection to the innocent children. The Punjab Domestic Workers Act 2019 made it a crime to employ children under the age of 15 years, she added. She said that it was important to promote the teachings of the State of Madina instead of western values to control social evils adding that Imran Khan was taking practical steps to create a welfare state on the patterns of the State of Madinah.
Responding to a question, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that frustration and hopelessness was prevailing in the opposition camp and regardless of opposition’s protest movement, the government would continue working for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
She said the whole world had witnessed contradiction in the narrative of Maulana Fazlur Rehman and PDM adding that on one hand opposition didn’t trust election commission whereas on the other hand it was preparing to participate in by-elections.
Later, a delegation of journalists led by vice-president Gilgit-Baltistan Press Club called on SACM and discussed matters of mutual interest.
Secretary Information Raja Jahangir Anwar, DGPR Muhammad Aslam Dogar and other high officials were also present on the occasion.