Sunday May 02, 2021
SIALKOT: Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday visited a crowded Ramadan Bazaar in the city and inspected the quality of food there.
According to a video making rounds on the internet, Dr Awan, upon seeing substandard, or "third-class quality" food items being sold at one of the stalls, demanded the Assistant Commissioner (AC) Sialkot Sonia Sadaf to provide an explanation.
The latter, however, started arguing with the chief minister's aide. Upon hearing her arguments, Dr Firduous lost her cool and started angrily censuring the AC for her comments and negligence.
In the video, Dr Awan could be heard saying that she had visited the Ramadan Bazaar in every city of the province and found the situation in Sialkot to be the worst.
"The government is suffering from bureaucratic machinations. If you have been appointed as the AC and drawing a salary for the purpose, then face the people. Why are you hiding?" Dr Awan said to Sonia Sadaf. "Your actions are contradictory to that of an assistant commissioner."
Upon being chided by the chief minister's aide, Sonia Sadaf could be seen angrily leaving the bazaar.