January 24, 2020: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has emphatically rejected as biased the Transparency International's report regarding corruption in Pakistan.
Talking to the media persons at Parliament House in Islamabad on Friday, she said the report is not fair and transparent. She said it has also been rejected by the masses since it apparently has been managed by the corruption kings sitting abroad.
Firdous Ashiq Awan said giving clean chits to those whose corruption cases are pending before the court clearly indicates the nexus between these elements and Pakistan chapter of Transparency International. She said the report itself raises question on the transparency and credibility of the institution.
She said Prime Minister Imran Khan has never compromised in the fight against corruption and never will he do so in future.
Firdous Ashiq Awan said world institutions such as Moody's are endorsing and appreciating the improvement in economic indicators of Pakistan. She said the world acknowledges the credibility of Imran Khan and such reports cannot hoodwink the world.
The Special Assistant also reminded that unprecedented recoveries were made from the corrupt elements over the last one year. These recoveries are more than the ones made during the last ten years.