Firdous denies remarks being attributed to President Zardari about Punjab


Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan on Saturday denied remarks being attributed to President Asif Ali Zardari about Punjab. Talking to reporters, she said, “President Asif Ali Zardari is a symbol of federation and came to Lahore with the message of love and harmony.” She said only parliament would decide about restoration of NATO supplies, adding that only Presidency’s spokesman had the authority to issue statement on behalf of the president. She said PPP leader Raja Riaz clarifying his position, told a meeting held at the Governor’s House that he made the statement at his own capacity and had not intention of involving the president.