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Nothing would remain Benami: Firdous Ashiq

03 July, 2019

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firodus Ashiq Awan said on Tuesday that the Benami properties and assets of a well-known political family in Karachi had been attached.

In a tweet, she said that now nothing would remain Benami as for the first time, the law was being implemented which would end the era of black money once for all.

She said that the chairman and members of Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) Adjudicating Authority on Benami Transactions had been appointed.

Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday said forceful action against the scourge of smuggling had been started under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

In a tweet, she said that after control of smuggling, local industries would grow and national economy would be strengthened. Firdous Awan said that the PM had taken an important step by constituting a committee headed by interior minister. She said that the committee would suggest amendments in the prevailing laws and would propose measures to improve monitoring of the borders and stop misuse of Afghan Transit Trade Agreement. Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday inaugurated Digital and Social Media Cell at the Press Information Department. The cell has been created to strengthen government narrative and promote its initiatives on digital platforms of communication.

The newly-developed social media team consists of researchers, content developers, videographers; animators and graphic designers.

They will be responsible for navigating social media platforms and developing evidence based content to equip the public with credible information. The need was realised because Social and Digital media platform offers lots of opportunities for information sharing in a speedy way catering to the needs of masses especially our youth. However, the menace of fake news and unauthenticated information refutes the viability of this medium.

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