'Bring in-house change in your party', Firdous tells Shehbaz

By Makhdoom Shehryar Babar
ISLAMABAD: In a strong reaction to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s remarks regarding an “in-house change” in the federal government, Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said the former Punjab chief minister should first bring “in-house change in his own party”.
In a tweet, the special assistant said that Shehbaz Sharif should first bring in-house change in his own party. “Shehbaz Sharif is the president of the PML-N but the decisions are taken by somebody else,” she added.
Awan said Shehbaz Sharif should rather become the “genuine president of his party instead of being a puppet”.
She also reminded Sharif of the embarrassment that the opposition had to face when it attempted to oust the Senate chairman.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) President Fazlur Rehman should not make their parties hostage and rather honor their claims regarding the supremacy of the parliament, she added.
Meanwhile, Firdous Ashiq Awan said the government is committed to improve governance with the help of digital technologies and become part of digital revolution.
Speaking at a conference of sustainable development policy Institute in Islamabad, Dr Firdous said our economy is now increasingly linked with digitalization and the government is focusing on raising awareness and training the youth in new skills as per the digital age, Radio Pakistan reported. Dr Firdous said that this will help empower and strengthen our future generation.
Earlier in the day, a senior Pakistani executive of Google, Tania Aidrus had stepped down from her position at the tech giant to lead Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Digital Pakistan initiative.
She had arrived in the country from Singapore to offer her service to the country’s digitalisation programme.
The inauguration ceremony will be held at the Prime Minister Office in Islamabad. Under the programme, correspondence between government departments will be done through digital channels instead of paper.