Marriyum lashes out at PTI leaders for sharing Fatemi’s old picture

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ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday flayed archrival PTI leaders Naeemul Haq and Shireen Mazari .

The PTI leaders claimed that Fatemi was accompanying the prime minister on his visit to China. Marriyum said this while talking to reporters after inaugurating an education exhibition.

Meanwhile, in a tweet she said that the tweets reflected the ignorance of PTI leaders who were emulating the impulsive propensity of their leader to hurl unsubstantiated allegations at the opponents. She said the tweets were seditious, malevolent and designed to foment rift and collision between the national institutions and consign the country to perennial anarchy and instability.

The minister advised the PTI leaders to refrain from issuing statements based on unauthentic information and in case the party could not impart training to its spokespersons for verifying facts before issuing statements, her ministry was ready to oblige them in the larger national interest.

Marriyum observed that the PTI leaders used an old footage to establish the authenticity of a false claim and now after realizing their mistake one of the spokesperson had deleted the same from the tweet.

She said the government was investing in human resource development as it was vital for the success of mega projects such as CPEC. Under the umbrella of the PM’s Youth Programme, several projects had been started for the education, skill enhancement and professional development of the youth, she added.

She said that quality education was the main component of PM’s education reforms programme in which major thrust was on training of the teachers. She said that supplementary grant of Rs 3 billion had been released in order to equip all the public sector schools in Islamabad with modern facilities. She said that under the reforms programme, Montessori classes had been introduced and buses had been provided to the educational institutions.

The minister said the provincial governments were also giving special attention to the education and health sectors. She said the textbooks of Punjab had been digitalised in order to ensure easy access to them. She said that the day was not far when Pakistan would emerge as a healthy and educated country on the world map.

Marriyum said that the government’s efforts were needed to be supplemented by the private sector which was under obligation to provide enabling environment to students so that they could succeed in their future endeavours.