Rift surfaces within government over PTV matter

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21 Feb, 2019 11:50 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Divisions and rifts within the ministers’ of the government surfaced as Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Naeemul Haq said that all the newcomers in PTI must understand and follow the philosophy of Imran Khan.

In series of tweet, Naeemul Haq strongly criticized pointing finger at Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry. “The Prime Minister has full confidence in the Board of PTV and it’s management and believes PTV should be an independent organisation like BBC and the government will take all steps necessary towards that end,” he tweeted.

In another tweet, Naeemul Haq said, “It has always been the philosophy of PMIK to focus on institutional development which can become the basis of national development. The PM is determined to change the national landscape in every sphere by making all national institutions autonomous and professionally managed.”

Meanwhile, the PM adviser indirectly quoting the minister harshly said in his tweet, “All the newcomers in PTI must understand and follow the philosophy of Imran Khan. PTI is a strong ideological movement and its success has been due to steadfast determination of its leader to pursue justice and fairness. Anyone thinking otherwise has no future in the party.”

Fawad responds to Naeemul Haq

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry reacted to Special Assistant to Naeemul Haq’s statement by tweeting a couplet of Ghalib.

To which, Chaudhry he responded by tweeting Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib’s couplet.

 


 

 

Earlier today, in another tweet quoting the report of any online media, Fawad Chaudhry said, “Transformational Trends In Information Ministry: Could Generate Savings Worth Rs3.9 Billion.”

The rift between the two is surfaced in public comments, Fawad Chaudhry said some special assistants and advisers to the prime minister were backing the Pakistan Television managing director who was taking a huge salary package despite the financial crisis PTV was facing.

The minister said the bleak financial condition of PTV was clear to everybody. “We are not able to pay [monthly] pensions amounting to a few thousand rupees, but at the same time, a senior person was netting more than Rs2.5 million per month. This is unfair.”

 




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