PM begins self-accountability with himself and team: Firdous Ashiq Awan
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Assistant Special Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the Prime Minister has started self-accountability starting by himself and his team.
During a press briefing in Islamabad, the Assistant Special said that if anyone acted against the public interest, legal action would be taken against him.
Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the prime minister wanted to strengthen institutions rather than personalities. No one can be allowed to play in the public interest for personal gain.
He said that today’s changes reflect the struggle that Imran Khan started and his aim is that there are no sacred cows in Pakistan.
He said that those who criticized the Prime Minister should be appreciative of these measures. There is no example of such an accountability process in the history of Pakistan.
The Assistant Special Minister said that for the first time that the government inquired against its ministers and issued a report, the Prime Minister did not allow political interest in the way of transparency.
Firdous Ashiq Awan further said that after the final report of the inquiry, the Prime Minister will proceed with alternative policies in front of the nation. These difficult decisions have been made for the betterment of the nation.
PM’s action on flour and sugar crisis
It is understood that after reports of flour and sugar crisis have come to the Prime Minister’s action, Jahangir Treen has been removed from the post of Chairman Task Force for Agriculture, while Khusro Bakhtiar has been taken to the Ministry of Food Security.
Razzaq Dawood has been removed from the chairmanship of Sugar Advisory Board and Advisor Industries and Production, though he will continue to work as a consultant while Khusro Bakhtiar and Hamad Azhar have also been replaced.
On April 4, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) investigative report of the flour and sugar crisis was made public.
‘Jahangir Treen benefited from sugar crisis’
Investigative report revealed that sugar crisis in the country benefited the most from the crises by the ruling party leader Jahangir Treen, second by the brother of Federal Minister Khusro Bakhtiar and third by the companies of the Monas Ilahi’s, in the ruling coalition.
Investigative report states that the inadequate flour of the federal and provincial governments was the leading cause of the crisis.
Following the report, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that after receiving the report on April 25, he would take action against those responsible.