PML-N doling out plunder on by-polls, claims SACM Says Attaullah Tarar using cheap political tactics to gain fame

Amraiz Khan

Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that PML-N is spending corruption money extravagantly in the by-elections of Daska and Wazirabad, saying that political actor Attaullah Tarar and notorious PML-N leader Abid Raza went there to spread political chaos in the constituency.

Addressing a press conference here the Special Assistant to CM said that Attaullah Tarar staged a political drama of arrest. When there is no arrest, there is no question of release, she added. She said that Attaullah Tarar is using cheap political tactics to gain cheap fame, adding that PML-N candidates cannot succeed in trying to get sympathy by staging political drama in both the constituencies.

The Special Assistant said that Attaullah Tarar is working hard to make it to the Senate as the Sharif family’s valley but a political jackal cannot become a hero by distorting the facts. She said that for the first time in the history of Pakistan, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is strictly enforcing the by-election laws under Imran Khan’s government whereas previously the administration was misused for this purpose.

Dr Firdous said that Imran Khan wants to change the system to ensure the supremacy of law so that only the people have the right to choose their leadership. She said that PML-N wants to sabotage the election laws by buying and selling public votes openly but we want to counter them in the political arena.

While briefing the media regarding the Prime Minister’s visit to Lahore, Dr Firdous said that an alternative system of recently dissolved market committees is being set up to deal with the price hike issue and to provide essential items at cheaper rates. The new model will be run on a public-private partnership to save the consumer from middlemen, she further said.

Meanwhile, the food minister has been tasked to set priorities for devising an effective food policy to identify suitable wheat support price, she said. In line with the directions of PM issued to the finance department, it has been decided to adopt a suitable strategy to provide medical cover to every person in the province, she said.

The Special Assistant informed the media that the PM planted a sapling at Jalani Park to launch the countrywide spring tree plantation drive and urged the whole nation to join it for their children’s future. I have assured the PM that the media will play the role of a vanguard in this regard, the SACM said.

Responding to a question, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that a targeted program would be implemented to provide subsidy to the farmers and a specific section would be given a discount in fertilizers, seeds and electricity bills. In response to another question, the Special Assistant said that we don’t consider that opposition is such naïve, neither will we give to others our rights nor we will snatch other’s rights.