Corrupt mafia will be dealt with an iron hand: Firdous

Published: 12:41 AM, 10 Feb, 2020
Corrupt mafia will be dealt with an iron hand: Firdous
Caption: SAPM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan inaugurates a gas supply project in Sialkot on Sunday.
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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the government is committed to dealing with the corrupt mafia with an iron hand and accountability process would continue across the board.

She said that those who made assets through illegal means would have to face accountability. She said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had said he would not spare the thieves. She said that mafias were trying to foil the reforms initiated by PM Imran Khan.

Addressing a news conference in Sialkot on Sunday, she said a corrupt mafia was behind the artificial shortage of flour and sugar with a planned effort to malign the government but it would be frustrated. She said the national exchequer was plundered during the previous regimes. She said the public had full confidence in Imran Khan’s leadership and his capabilities to transform the country into Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan. She expressed the confidence that the PTI government would bring good governance by introducing reforms in various institutions, including FBR and police. She said the government was committed to controlling inflation and providing immediate relief to the masses.

Firdous said that struggle of Prime Minister Imran Khan against the outdated systems was in its final phase and he was facing challenges in doing reforms in the rotten system. She said that people had witnessed the rules where judges were forced to change their verdicts and politics was played in the name of reconciliation.

“However, the masses now want a change in this system and they stand by Imran Khan as he is trying to fulfil the dream of a Pakistan envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah,” she said and added that people knew only Imran Khan had the ability to change this system. She said the corrupt mafia knows Imran Khan’s success means its failure therefore it created flour and sugar crises in the country.

“We have come to know of a network behind the fake sugar crisis,” she said, adding that people invested their money in crops to whiten their black money. She said that wheat was stored using black money and now the prime minister had directed the provincial governments to take stern action against the hoarders. The SAPM said the mafia was trying to foil the reforms agenda of the prime minister but he would not step back. She said the prime minister had activated the provincial governments to deal with the flour crisis. She said the prime minister would not budge an inch on the promises he made with the masses.