Imran questions PM Shehbaz on PTI's media blackout

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supremo Imran Khan on Monday has asked Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif several questions over PTI’s media blackout.

"Question for Shehbaz Sharif: Are you, out of PTI-fear, responsible for media gags on us, threats & violence against journalists, and fake cases against them, forcing blackouts of PTI and myself from TV and YouTube, and the callous act of trying to blackout my flood relief telethon?" Imran Khan wrote in a series of tweets.

"We know your cabal of crooks & handlers are petrified of PTI popularity. But if you are not responsible for violating our constitutional rights & int commitments on freedom of press & speech, then it is your responsibility to inform the nation who is responsible for these actions?," the PTI chairman asked.

Imran Khan stated that the "imported government" consisting of criminals and their patrons has degraded to a new level by stopping the broadcast of PTI’s flood fund-raising telethon organised last night, adding that the government also threatened the cable operators.

"This proves how much they are afraid of our growing popularity in the nation. They also know that due to the long history of looting, no one is ready to trust them in terms of money. So, to target me and my party, they tried to block the way of collecting donations for the flood victims," he said.

"Despite all this,s we managed to collect 5.2 billion rupees in just 2 hours. I am grateful to everyone who donated, including Pakistanis living abroad, and especially those living in the United States," Imran added.


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