pakistan: Pak minister threatens TV channels for airing allegations against PM Imran

pakistan: Pak minister threatens TV channels for airing allegations against PM Imran


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan authorities has threatened the nation’s broadcast media with authorized motion for reporting on allegations by former member of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) celebration that bills of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s non-public palatial residence on hilltop in Islamabad had been borne by celebration’s staff.
Earlier this week, a retired choose of Pakistan’s apex courtroom, Wajihuddin Ahmed, who had resigned from the PTI in 2016, claimed that the now-estranged celebration chief Jahangir Tareen had been offering Rs 3 million each month for Khan to run his family.
The quantity, Ahmed alleged throughout a TV interview, had been elevated to Rs 5 million later.
According to Ahmed, the general public notion of Imran Khan being an trustworthy man was utterly flawed. Tareen, in a posting on Twitter, nevertheless, denied the allegation.
Soon after its telecast, the interview went viral on social media and was subsequently picked up by mainstream media shops.
“Some TV stations made a campaign out of Justice Wajihuddin Ahmed’s allegations,” mentioned info minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, vowing that the federal government would pursue a case against all channels that had reported on Ahmed’s allegations with out verification.
The minister additional mentioned that the federal government had additionally determined to file a “criminal defamation” swimsuit against Ahmed for his allegations.
Appealing to the chief justice of Pakistan and the chief justices of all excessive courts to make sure that the respect of establishments was upheld, the minister advised the formation of particular division benches at district and excessive courtroom ranges to deal particularly with defamation instances.
Speaking with reporters in Karachi after the minister’s presser, Ahmed maintained that his assertion was correct and added that he had no downside with the federal government submitting a defamation swimsuit. To a query, he mentioned that Tareen had no selection however to disclaim the allegation. “These expenses are out of the books and are not accounted for. Hence, it was easy for him to deny it,” he alleged.



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