‘Azadi March’ participants should respect agreement reached with govt: Firdous
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday asked the organisers of the ‘Azadi March’ to respect the agreement reached with the government and do not create difficulties for the residents of the capital territory.
“The government has not created any hurdles in the way of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F)’s protestors rather provided them all the facilities including water and electricity to the protest place of their choice,” Firdous Ashiq Awan said talking to media in Islamabad.
To a query about the protest March of JUI-F, she said the government had fulfilled its democratic posture but lamented that the opposition parties which never got tired of preaching the message of democracy had taken out a rally against a democratic government.
She said the opposition felt no pain of the masses but they were scared of the reforms and welfare agenda of the present government. She said the world institutions including the World Bank were also acknowledging the improvements brought by the government on the economic front.
The special assistant on information and broadcasting regretted it was the first time that a march had been organized to protect the corruption.
She also said the government was implementing a reform agenda to improve judicial system and ensure dispensation of speedy justice.
Firdous said the government brought women inheritance law and code of civil procedure to ensure provision of property rights to women and decision of civil cases swiftly.
She said ordinances had to be promulgated for public welfare because the government was facing difficulties in legislation for lacking two-thirds majority in the National Assembly.
Expressing dissatisfaction over working condition at the courts and the facilities for litigants, the special assistant said she would play her role for provision of the necessary facilities.
She said road map for improving district courts in Islamabad was part of CDA’s new master plan.