Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Tuesday questioned the so-called efforts of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for press freedom as another audio of its leader Maryam Nawaz got leaked.
The audio clip surfaced on Tuesday in which she was allegedly parsing herself for her ‘media management.’
“Dictation from Maryam Safdar to TV channels in an authoritative way for covering up their corruption is the media freedom?” Farrukh Habib asked in a tweet.
مریم نواز کیجانب سے حاکمانہ انداز میں TV چینلز کو حکم دے کر اپنے کرپشن پر پردہ پوشی کروانا یہ کون سے میڈیا کی آزادی ہے۔ ن لیگ کے منہ سے آزاد میڈیا کی بات اچھی نہیں لگتی کیونکہ شریف خاندان میڈیا ہو چاہے کوئی ادارہ ہو ہر ایک کو کنٹرول کرنا چاہتے ہے جوصرف ان کا شاہی فرمان مانتا رہے https://t.co/iGw6uShqTi
— Farrukh Habib (@FarrukhHabibISF) December 21, 2021
He said the PML-N had no right to speak about media freedom as the Sharif family only wanted to control every institution including media so that their orders would be obeyed.
Victory, defeat part of politics
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Tuesday said victory and defeat in the elections were part of politics as wrong selection of the candidates in the local bodies elections had become real cause of party defeat in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa.
Talking to a private news channel, he said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf would make analysis about its mistakes regarding loss in the local government elections in the province.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan had reached the current stage after continuous struggle and he wanted to uplift the country, adding he was a man who had broken the two party system in the country.
Replying to a question, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had divided in different groups as every one could see visible rift between the party.
Farrukh Habib said it was astonishing that when opposition parties win elections, they start praising the institutions but whenever they lose they start criticizing them.
The prime minister had shrunk the opposition political parties including the PML-N and Pakistan Peoples Party at provincial level, adding the people of the country were well aware about the corruption of both the political parties which they had made during their previous governments, he added.