Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has been sacked from the post of special assistant on information and broadcasting to the Prime Minister Imran Khan.
PM Imran Khan on Monday appointed Asim Bajwa as a new special assistant for information, who is also serving as the chairman of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority (CPECA), appointed by the govt. on Nov 27, 2019.
As per the notification issued by the Cabinet Division, “The prime minister … has been pleased to appoint Lt Gen (Rtd) Asim Saleem Bajwa as special assistant to the prime minister on information and broadcasting, in [an] honorary capacity, with immediate effect”.
And the other notification intimidates that, “The prime minister has been pleased to remove Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan from the office of special assistant to the prime minister on information and broadcasting, with immediate effect.”
As per the emerging news, Firdous Ashiq lost a special assistant portfolio over corruption charges.
وزیراعظم @ImranKhanPTI کا شکریہ۔انہوں نے مجھ پر اعتماد کیا۔1 سال کے عرصے میں اپنی بھرپور صلاحیتوں سے فرائض سر انجام دینے کی کوشش کی۔ PM کا استحقاق ہے کہ ٹیم کے کس کھلاڑی کو کونسے بیٹنگ آرڈر یا کونسی فیلڈ پوزیشن پر کھلانا ہے۔میں ان کے فیصلے کا احترام کرتی ہوں۔— Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) April 27, 2020
She also refuted news reports claiming she was removed from her office due to alleged corruption, terming them “concocted” and “baseless”.
وزارت سے ہٹائےجانےکےحوالےسےمیڈیاپرچلنےوالی من گھڑت خبروں میں لگائےگئےبےبنیادالزامات کی سختی سےتردیدکرتی ہوں۔سیاسی کارکن کی حیثیت سےمیرانصب العین ملک کی ترقی اورعوام کی فلاح ہے۔جوPMکی قیادت میں جاری رکھاجائےگا۔@shiblifarazاور @AsimSBajwaکودلی مبارکباداور— Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan (@Dr_FirdousPTI) April 27, 2020
I am personally happy about #FirdousAshiqAwan being replaced. She was way too outspoken and non serious person like fawad chaudry 😒— Sadia A. (@DrSadiaA) April 27, 2020
Congrats to ex DGISPR Asim Bajwa. He knows how to stand tall against enemies 😎
Inside story:-— Nouman Haider (@Noumanhaider31) April 27, 2020
– She Was Using 3 Cars
– Hired More Workers than required
– Hired 9 personal servants
– Hired 2 personal Guards
– She Takes 10 percent of PTV qoutas
Every culprit will be denotified inshallah❤️#MolanaTariqJamil #asimbajwa #FirdousAshiqAwan pic.twitter.com/WbS5Ij8RsE
Every time a senior figure from the government is removed, the entire country celebrates. That alone says a lot about this government.#FirdousAshiqAwan— Ammar Ali Jan (@ammaralijan) April 27, 2020
Smart martial law is a million times better than dirty and dead democracy— Juzer Ali (@JuzerYousufAli) April 27, 2020
Congratulations to you Asim Saleem Bajwa on getting a new post. You are our hero 💚
And as DJ ISPR you have done a lot for the country..#FirdousAshiqAwan pic.twitter.com/1d431TGa0D
Finally a long awaited decision by PM @ImranKhanPTI! Congratulations and best of luck to @shiblifaraz and Gen. @AsimBajwaISPR for their new roles as Information Minister and SAPM respectively— Dr. Hussain Wahedi (@DrWahedi) April 27, 2020
Information ministry is a state institution & #FirdousAshiqAwan was using it for political point scoring.#AsimSaleemBajwa’s appointment will make flow of info professional & for benefit of the state, while Sen. Shibli Faraz secures govt’s political interests.— Malik Khurram Khan Dehwar (@KhurramDehwar) April 27, 2020
Excellent move! pic.twitter.com/ClCYFHZ2ys