Firdous Ashiq Awan off loaded from Canada bound flight at Isb airport


The Immigration and Passport Department of FIA has offloaded PTI leader and ex-minister Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan from Canada’s bounded flight at Islamabad International Airport for using official (blue) passport which she was not allowed to use.

She was later questioned about using a blue passport.

As per the Constitution, an ex-member and his spouse should be entitled to the gratis official (blue) passport. But it is unclear why FIA questioned whether she was facing any NAB inquiry or not.

Who is Firdous Ashiq Awan?

Firdous Ashiq Awan is a Pakistani politician from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf who served as Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting from 2019 to 2020, Federal Minister for National Regulations and Services from 2012 to 2013, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting from 2011 to 2012 and as Federal Minister for Population Welfare from 2008 to 2010.

She served as the Special Assistant to the Chief Minister of Punjab on Information and Culture, in office from November 2020 to 6 August 2021.