Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday (Jan 24) while talking to the media persons at Parliament House in Islamabad has rejected the report of Transparency International on corruption. She termed the report as biased.
She said it has also been rejected by the masses since it apparently has been managed by the corruption kings sitting abroad. The Special Assistant recalled that Pakistan chapter of Transparency International was given favours by the previous government of PML (N).
“There is a huge question mark over the transparency of TI. It is necessary to expose the people and the data, on the basis of which this report was published, in front of the public”. “It is our fault that we did not fawn over the head of TI’s Pakistan chapter and allowed him to retire after the expiry of his term,” said Awan.
“Who will respect the findings of a report that says the most amount of corruption was done during the government of Gen Pervez Musharraf, followed by Imran Khan’s government and then by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), placing the PML-N government at the very bottom?
“‘Corruption kings’ are using this report as a tool to hide their sins, but they will be disappointed. Moody’s and other international agencies have not only recognised an improvement in the country’s economic indicators but have also appreciated the efforts being taken by the government.”
The Special Assistant said PTI government is committed to free the country of corruption and all the corrupt practices. She said Prime Minister Imran Khan has never compromised in the fight against corruption and never will he do so in future.
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