Lahore : Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that controversial audio-tape and video clip against the chairman National Accountability (NAB) was an attempt by the opposition to malign institutions and the government.
Talking to the media at an iftar dinner at a local hotel Friday,
she said after its failure to satisfy the courts in corruption, money
laundering and corruption cases, the opposition had resorted to
malign the chairman NAB through circulation of engineered audio-tapes
in the media.
PPP Leader Zakriya Butt along with his companions announced to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) at the iftar dinner.
Special Assistant on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan welcomed Zakriya Butt to the PTI folds, adding that Zakriya Butt’s inclusion would strengthen the PTI at the grassroots level.
To a question, Firdous Ashiq Awan said the tape was fake and
engineered with some ulterior motives, urging the NAB to defend and
wind up the matter through its public relations (PR) department.
To another query, she said the opposition could not achieve its
goals by maligning institutions through fake audio-tapes and dragging
Prime Minister Imran Khan into irrelevant controversies.
The special assistant to the Prime Minister on Information said
the opposition was a pack of ‘political orphans’ who had been trying
to resurrect their ‘politically dead leaders’ through unfounded
criticism against the government and Prime Minister Imran Khan.