LAHORE: Former Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister, Tariq Fatemi, said on Saturday that he was not dismissed and is still the Special Assistant to the prime minister.
Speaking to SAMAA TV, Fatemi spoke highly of the PML-N crowd that had gathered to support former prime minister and said that it was proof that Sharif still resided in the hearts of the masses.
"Till Nawaz Sharif continues to live in the hearts of the people of Pakistan, he does not need any institution or government,"he said. "What bigger proof then you need than this rally that Nawaz Sharif is still popular with masses?"
When asked if he was angry with Nawaz Sharif who had sacked him as the Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister following the Dawn Leaks controversy, Tariq Fatemi said that he still supported Nawaz Sharif.
"I was not dismissed," he said. "I am still Special Assistant to the Prime Minister,"he added.
Story first published: 12th August 2017