LAHORE, March 10: Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the Parks & Horticulture Authority (PHA) is striving to promote and project the historic culture of the provincial metropolis adding that the Jatti Umrah clique mercilessly cut trees in their tenure for securing some vested interest and Lahore was turned into a concrete jungle.
She stated this while talking to the media on the occasion of the mural painting competition under the aegis of PHA here on Wednesday. A large number of university students were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Firdous said that PM Imran Khan is striving to restore the natural beauty of Lahore and other cities to provide a serene atmosphere to the nation and appreciated the role played by PHA in this regard. She said that youth are the most valuable asset of the country which has a strong passion to make the country great and strong.
The Special Assistant alleged that Ahsan Iqbal made huge corruption in PHA through his frontman and brother Mustafa Kamal. The PML-N is known for weakening the institutions and credit goes to chairmen and vice-chairmen of PHA for exposing the mega corruption of Ahsan Iqbal’s brother. Mustafa Kamal has arranged bail before the arrest and this proves that corruption has been done, she said.
Dr Firdous said that the Sialkot thug was making lame excuses in jail about medical ailments. These people are active in power and when going to jail they pretend to be ill. When in power they enjoy all the luxuries at government expense and now they should stop making excuses and act bravely, she advised.
Responding to a question, the SACM said that PTI stressed independent elections before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the ECP is duty-bound to act as a regulator. We request the opposition to propose amendments otherwise they will get nothing as independent senators will vote for Sadiq Sanjrani who will be the next chairman Senate.
To another question, Dr Firdous said the parliament and the ECP will decide about open balloting and this also requires the support of the opposition. The ECP should ensure transparency by using technology. She said this is a labour-friendly government and will provide houses to labourers on soft loans.
The SACM said the opposition is continuously hoodwinking masses about the CM Punjab but it should stop daydreaming as PM Imran Khan has the authority to choose the team. Imran Khan has given the responsibility to Usman Buzdar and the party is not responsible for any pain of somebody. She said Punjab will witness a new journey of development in the next few months and the performance of Usman Buzdar will speak for itself.
All the allies will side with PTI and rumours are spread just to create anarchy. Khawaja Asif instead of making lame excuses better satisfy NAB about the money trail advised the SACM.
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