SAPM: (Successful elections in tribal districts, triumph of people: Dr Firdous)
ISLAMABAD:Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that peaceful holding of elections in erstwhile FATA indicates that when nation is determined and led by a strong leadership, challenges are transformed into positive opportunities.
Addressing a news conference in Sialkot on Sunday, she said 220 million valiant people of Pakistan have defeated the scourge of terrorism with their patience, fortitude and bravery. The sporadic attacks by terrorists cannot weaken the will and resolve of our people and law enforcing agencies. She said it is the triumph of tribal people, peace and Pakistan. She said democratic process resulted in victory of Pakistan.
She praised the role of Election Commission of Pakistan for making smooth arrangements of elections. She also admired media for its responsible reporting. Referring to visit of Prime Minister to the US, she said a glaring example of austerity has been set by the Prime Minister who travelled by commercial flight during this visit to save the public money. She said Prime Minister opted to stay at Pakistan House in Washington and set a unique example of simplicity.
She said two leading opposition parties of the country have been rejected by people of tribal areas. She said it is a manifestation that people of Pakistan will always standby the country and its national interest.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said the people of Pakistan standby their leader Imran Khan to further strengthen the institutions of Pakistan. She said Prime Minister is visiting the US to fight the case for 220 million Pakistanis. The visit will restore the respect and identity of green passport.
She said Prime Minister Imran Khan was warmly welcomed by US based Pakistanis on the streets of Washington. She said Prime Minister’s visit will also strengthen the key bond between Pakistan and its diaspora abroad. The visit will also help garner support for bringing investment into the country. The Prime Minister will also portray the image of an enlightened, progressive and forward looking country. He will market soft face of the country before the world community, she added.