LAHORE – The recent appointment of the head of a Punjab body has been hit with controversy, embroiling the First Lady of Pakistan and the PTI-led government in the country’s biggest province.
An online news portal named as ‘News Today link’ on Thursday claimed that “Hafiz Farhat Abbas, a son-in-law of Prime Minister’s wife (Bushra Maneka), is now heading the board of TEVTA”.
It also quoted an official as saying that “the appointment of PM’s wife son-in-law as Chairman Board TEVTA is a question *market* [mark] on the policies of this government which is also promoting nepotism like past governments”.
Had it been true, Mr Abbas’ appointment would have questioned the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) policy to uphold meritocracy by curbing nepotism in the state institutions. But this is actually untrue!
The report of “News Today” has been termed as ‘fake news’ by Superintendent of Police Mumtaz Hayat Maneka, who belongs to Maneka clan.
In a tweet, Maneka confirmed that Ms Bushra Bibi “currently has just one son is law and he’s isn’t even chairman of his room”.
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Islamabad:Punjab government has reportedly appointed son in law of Prime Minister as Chairnan TEVTA. Hafiz Farhat Abbas, a son in law of Prime Minister’s wife is now heading board of TAVTA which may... newztodays.com link
So far, the provincial government or TEVTA officials have not issued any statement in this regard. link
On Tuesday, Hafiz Farhat Abbas assumed responsibilities as Chairman Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA).