Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzeb censured the federal government for banning media from masking the joint session of parliament, saying Prime Minister Imran Khan would go down in historical past as a “dictator” owing to his “desperate media gagging” efforts by Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA).
In a press release, the PML-N chief reiterated that the occasion’s president, Shehbaz Sharif, had pledged to dam the invoice by standing shoulder to shoulder with the journalist fraternity. She described the PMDA as a “draconian law” launched by the “fascist government”.
Earlier, protesting in opposition to the federal government’s plan to bulldoze the laws by the joint sitting of parliament, Marriyum, together with former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and different opposition lawmakers, joined the journalist fraternity exterior the Parliament House.
Meanwhile, the PML-N president and different opposition parliamentarians vehemently protested in opposition to the regulation contained in the parliament. They held placards inscribed with slogans in opposition to what they dubbed “autocratic law”.
Shehbaz mentioned that no stakeholders had been consulted over the “black law,” asserting his resolve to problem it. “I will not allow it to be imposed on the country through bullying,” he added.
Speaking on the journalists protest, Marriyum laced into the PTI-led authorities and echoed Shehbaz. “This imposed government won’t be allowed to impose this law at any cost. Such black actions by this government are going to further smudge the already disfigured and tainted face of the fascist Imran government,” she mentioned.
“Such repressive actions won’t change the fate of the nation that had been doomed after being handed over to the corrupt and incompetent looters of PTI,” she mentioned, including that it could not decrease the costs of sugar, flour, electrical energy, fuel, medicines, or on a regular basis important commodities. She mentioned that if this “tyrannical government” believed that it could handle to win public approval by “gagging, censoring and silencing” the media, it’s gravely mistaken.
The former data minister additionally went on to slam the federal government for limiting the presence of media personnel within the cafeteria. She mentioned PM Imran’s actions had revived the legacy of former dictator Pervez Musharraf. “By barring the journalists from performing their lawful professional responsibilities, Imran had become the Musharraf of 2021,” she mentioned.
“In addition to other shameful accolades, Imran Khan had now earned the title of the first person to ban the entry of journalists in the joint session. Those who were tasked with regular coverage of parliament session were also banned,” she added.
Marriyum mentioned the premier could be remembered because the “epitome of fascism and dictatorial rule”.