Wednesday May 17, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Spokesperson Naeem-ul-Haque apologised over his tweet regarding the former special assistant to the prime minister, Tariq Fatemi.
In his tweet, Haque had claimed Fatemi was accompanying Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to China, despite being dismissed from his duties over the Dawn Leaks issue.
While talking to the media on Wednesday, Haque said other leaders of PTI, including Shireen Mazari and Shah Mehmood Qureshi, also posted similar statements. He questioned whether Mazari and Qureshi would also apologise.
"Nawaz continues to deceive the nation. Tariq Fatemi accompanying him in China. So his being relieved of his duties was a lie. What a farce," Haque's tweet had read. He and Mazari had posted a photo from last year, when Fatemi held office, and was present at a memorandum of understanding signing ceremony.
In response, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb had posted that PTI's reporting on Fatemi was ignorant and incompetent.