President return proved rumours are wrong
Pakistan News/Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr.Firdous Ashiq Awan Monday said that return of President Asif Ali Zardari to Pakistan has ended all rumors and foiled attempts of those who were creating chaos and instability.
Talking to television channels, the Minister said the President has commitment to the nation and he returned with prayers of the people.
She criticized those who opened their rumor making factories and created political instability and damaged economic activity in the country.
The Minister advised media to play responsible role and help the institutions in performing their obligations within the ambit of the constitution.
She said those who were spreading rumors about health of the President undermined interests of the country at a time when the nation needed unity.
“Now if these elements have any moral courage then they should seek forgiveness from the nation,” she added.
She said Pakistan Peoples Party and its leadership always faced challenges and did not go away from the country and remained with the people.
She pointed out that despite not having a majority, PPP took along its allies and pursued the policy of reconciliation due to which the parliament has been able to complete its four years.
She said those elements who were raising the issue of President’s absence will now be disappointed. The Minister appreciated the leadership of President Zardari in protecting interests of the country.
She said PPP had been relying on the doctors of the President for providing information to the media.
She urged media and civil society to work with the government in promoting democracy and countering conspiracies at the international level.