ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Saturday refuted Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s allegations against the government, saying that they were aimed at diverting attention from his party’s corruption.
“Bilawal is hurling baseless allegations against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to hide his party’s corruption, mismanagement and bad performance in Sindh,” the prime minister’s aide said in response to the PPP chairman’s media talk earlier in the day.
“The present government is healing the wounds inflicted on the economy by the previous governments and determined to pull the country out of its financial crisis,” she added.
Awan said the economy had suffered because of the corruption and defective policies of the past governments.
“Pakistan is moving in the right direction under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan,” she added.
“The adviser to the prime minister on finance has announced a comprehensive plan for the agricultural sector, industrial revival, creation of jobs and a sustainable economic system.”
The prime minister’s assistant said the government was striving for the welfare of the people.
“The opposition is in a panic after seeing that the economy is moving towards stability. Now it is making the institutions controversial to save itself from accountability. The new coalition of the opposition will disperse as quickly as it was formed.”
She maintained that the opposition parties were hatching conspiracies against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman to pressure him and influence corruption cases against them.
“The opposition, especially the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), is using different tactics against the NAB chairman to defame him to escape the process of accountability,” she maintained.
Earlier, Awan tweeted that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s struggle had led to end of an exploitative system and personality cult imposed on the people of Punjab for decades.
“Punjab’s Growth Strategy 2023 is an important step towards achieving the mission and vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. There will be special focus on decreasing poverty, developing backward areas, progress in agricultural sector, eradicating of unemployment, supplying clean drinking water and providing of education and healthcare,” she said.
“The performance of Shehbaz Sharif was limited to the headlines of television channels and advertisements of newspaper. The fruits of development through the Growth Strategy 2023 will reach every citizen of Punjab.”