PTI chief Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday downplayed being denied entry to the Punjab Meeting for the oathtaking ceremony of PTI MPA Ahsan Saleem Baryar.
Movies circulating on social media confirmed Awan being stopped by safety personnel on the entrance of the provincial legislature. The officers confirmed her a listing of friends who have been allowed for Baryar’s oathtaking ceremony, from which her personal title had been struck off, after which she left the premises.
Speaking to the media exterior the provincial legislature, she mentioned she was late to the oathtaking ceremony and the session had already ended, due to this fact “there was no need for me to go there. That is why I felt appropriate to not go to the assembly so there is nothing like this that anyone targeted me and stopped me from going inside”.
She mentioned the PML-Q was an ally of the PTI and the speaker of the Punjab Meeting, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, had the proper to allow or refuse entry because the custodian. “Whatever issues of our House are there, we will settle them among ourselves,” she mentioned.
Referring to her former position as particular assistant to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar (SACM) on info, she mentioned her statements weren’t private however the authorities’s stance and coverage so “if there are any reservations then I will resolve them together with the speaker”.
Pressed by journalists on the Punjab Meeting speaker reportedly being indignant along with her, she mentioned she was the “strongest voice” in advocating and strengthening the PTI-PML-Q alliance. “Today we think too … that we have to move forward together and resolve any reservations if there are any.”
Awan defined that she had not knowledgeable anybody of her go to when questioned on why no minister or official had come out to obtain her. “The purpose for which I was coming was the oathtaking and that ceremony had already ended and the session adjourned so we can make small talk outside as well,” she mentioned.
Questioned once more on whether or not she had been personally focused because of the PTI and PML-Q’s political relations, Awan responded: “These are all ups and downs of politics … I think the stance you’re pointing to, if it exists, then it is a petty stance and big people have big thinking and they don’t get involved in such things and I don’t think this would be in the speaker’s notice.”
She praised Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as a person of “grand” considering and imaginative and prescient, saying that his reference to the nation was very robust. “I don’t think he will target any current or former member and malign them … I expect big thinking from him,” Awan mentioned.
Concerning her future political position within the PTI, Awan mentioned she would carry out no matter position the social gathering deemed applicable with honesty and trustworthiness underneath Prime Minister Imran Khan’s management.
Awan had resigned from her place on Friday, lower than a 12 months after being appointed to the place, citing “unavoidable personal grounds”.