The federal minister of population and welfare Dr. Firdaus Ashiq Awan is a member of ruling PPP. She was earlier affiliated with PML-Q but left the party before election and joined PPP. She has used non parliamentary as well as unethical language during a private TV program “KalTak” on Express TV. I was shocked by the lexis of Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan while responding to ex fellow party member of PML-Q Kashmala Tariq. Icing on the cake happens when she was asked by the same TV channel’s news anchor about the incident she replied that you have insulted me already by not adding the prefix of Dr. with my name. Rather than apologizing for her behavior she stands by her words proudly. It seems that there is no check on the activities of minister by the ruling party.
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PPP should immediately expel Firdous Ashiq Awan and remove her from holding public office as Minister. If this is her ethical standards, one can imagine how the whole Ministry will be run by this woman. But it is presumed that she will continue working as there is no tradition to punish ministers. Few months back ministers were partying in US under falling dollars and Mr. Qamar Zaman Kaira was spotted there. He is now promoted from information minister to the designation of Governor Gilgit and Baltistan. Wondering what would be the reward of Dr. Firdaus by the generous leadership of PPP?
Above is a news report which shows the comments of other parliamentarians regarding the incident. Interesting to note the women parliamentarians comments.