Thorough probe to sort out facts about video scandal: Firdous

SIALKOT, Jul 7 (APP):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Sunday said the government would fulfill its responsibility to bring to light all the facts about the video drama, staged by the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leaders before the nation.

Addressing a press conference here, she said it had been decided to conduct a detailed inquiry into the matter to uncover all the dubious characters involved in the video scandal. The government had also ordered a forensic audit of the video, she added.

She claimed that the audio and video was made by a media house under the supervision of Nasir Butt, who had many criminal cases of different nature pending against him.

She said different legal options were available to proceed into the matter. The government had all the rights to take legal action against all the characters behind the video scandal under the Pemra Ordinance, while the courts could also take any legal action against the accused.

Dr Firdous said the government was also successfully foiling conspiracies being hatched by the PML-N for weakening the national institutions. All of them would have to face the law, as no one was above the law, she added.

Dr Firdous said the video was totally fake and fabricated, and in fact a conspiracy against the judicial system. The PML-N’s motive behind the video was political point scoring, she added.

The special assistant said the “PML-N gang of corrupt” led by Maryam Safdar was making a hue and cry to cover up her family’s massive corruption and plundering of the national wealth while they were in power. Maryam Safdar, she said, was a “champion of telling lies”.