Shafqat Mehmood condemns social media campaign against Asad Umar


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood has strongly condemned the “sponsored” attack against former finance minister Asad Umar on social media.

Shafqat Mahmood took to Twitter and said “Asad Umar is an asset for the party and indeed with his rare talents, an asset for Pakistan. Such cowardly campaigns will only enhance his stature.”

Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen said he “vehemently condemns Farhan Virk’s campaign against Asad Umar”.

“Asad and I have struggled together against the status-quo for more than eight years and I hold him in the highest regard,” he said, while adding that Asad Umar continues to be part and parcel of PTI senior leadership and we all value his role.

It is worth mentioning here that Asad Umar had decided not to remain a member of the cabinet after Prime Minister Imran Khan asked him to switch his portfolio of finance with energy. He stepped down and rendered his resignation.