Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to CM Punjab for Information, humiliated Assistant Commissioner Sialkot for merely a publicity stunt and used a harsher tone in front of TV cameras on her visit to a Sasta Ramzan Bazaar.
Many people taking to Twitter condemned Firdous Ashiq Awan rude behavior regarding the alleged poor quality of essential commodities at the bazaar.
The Assistant Commissioner Sialkot did not lose her cool even the Firdous Ashiq Awan loudly humiliated her in front of camera. The civil servant tried to convince her that the whole district machinery at large and Tehsil administration specifically deployed at the Ramzan bazaars but Firdous Ashiq Awan kept on targeting the civil servant.
Firdous Ashiq Awan even use abusive language and said, “Kis baigairat nay tumhy lagaya hay us say pushtay hain.” (We will ask from the immoral person who have appointed you.”
It may be mentioned here that all the administrative appointments in the province are notified by Services and Group Administration (S&GA) Department that works under the Secretary S&GA who reports to Punjab Chief Secretary, who is answerable to chief executive of the province who is Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.
Sialkot AC video reaction:
Assistant Commissioner Sialkot Sonia Sadaf reacted to the incident and said, “We are humans too. This can be explained in a mannerful way. See, it is harsh weather outside…” You can watch her complete reaction here:
Moreover, Civil Servant Iqra Ashraf commented on the situation, “As civil servants, here’s to normalizing walking-out of toxic situations with dignity & grace. We take pride in what we do, and our sole focus remains on continuing to serve the people and the homeland to the best of our professional abilities.”
Chief Secretary Punjab condemns Firdous Ashiq Awan Sialkot’s Ramzan bazaar incident
In a latest development, Chief Secretary Punjab Jawwad Rafique Malik while reacting to the Sialkot incident said that the unfair treatment meted out to an administrative officer in Sialkot’s Ramzan Bazaar is condemnable.
In a statement, the Chief Secretary Punjab said that Assistant Commissioner Sonia Sadaf and other administrative officers are on the frontlines despite the scorching heat and Corona pandemic.
He mentioned that use of unethical language with any officer or staff is condemnable. He said that administrative officers’ across Punjab are present in the field day and night for the convenience of people which is highly laudable.
The Punjab Chief Secretary remarked that it does not befit anyone to humiliate government officials, adding that he salutes the tireless work and courage of all the officers working in the field.
He further said that he had conveyed his reservations about this tragic incident to the Chief Minister Punjab.