ISLAMABAD: Accusing PTI Chairperson Imran Khan of “misleading the nation”, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb Thursday bashed him for speaking about media freedom.
“Khan talking about media freedom is no less than a joke,” Aurangzeb stated whereas addressing a press convention. within the federal capital.
Recalling that in PTI’s tenure journalists had been tortured and programmes had been suspended, she stated: “Several international media watch international organisations had called Khan a ‘predator’ and black laws against media were formed under his tenure.”
“His ‘rented’ media team spread propaganda against media,” she maintained.
The data minister stated that Khan was the prime minister when Absar Alam, Asad Toor, Asma Sherazi, Gharida Farooqui, Nusrat Javed, and Matiullah Jan had been attacked.
She went on to focus on that in Khan’s tenure as prime minister programmes of famend journalists Amber Shamsi, Hamid Mir, Talat Hussain, Iftikhar Ahmed, Najam Sethi, and Murtaza Solangi had been additionally suspended.
‘Imran Khan must be arrested’
Taking a jibe at Khan’s feedback relating to the “flawed” justice system within the nation, Aurangzeb stated that when all energy must be held accountable then the PTI chairperson must also be summoned within the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
“Khan is not appearing before the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and he should be arrested,” Aurangzeb maintained.
“It was in Khan’s tenure that Amnesty International highlighted the corruption in Pakistan,” she stated, including that the organisation famous that historic corruption was seen throughout the interval of PTI’s authorities.
Shahbaz Gill’s case
Regarding Shahbaz Gill’s case, she highlighted that in Khan’s tenure then Opposition members had been arrested twice for each allegation.
“Nawaz Sharif was handcuffed in front of his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and cases were registered against 90-year-old mother of Javed Latif,” she stated whereas highlighting the wrongdoings of the earlier authorities.
“Those who mocked other political leaders for falling sick in custody are now reeling with the same problems,” she stated, accusing Gill of “faking” his well being points.