PTI leader and former Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has called out one of Pakistan’s leading media houses Dawn for reporting misleading news.
According to the details, Fawad Chaudhry spoke to Dawn earlier on PTI’s much-awaited long march for which Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan is yet to reveal a final date.
The article published in Dawn states that “Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) openly conceded what had been an open secret thus far; that President Arif Alvi is engaged in backdoor talks with the government.” Regarding this, the article quoted Fawad Chaudhry as saying,” President Sahib is holding the talks.”
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However, Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter to claim that he gave a different answer. Fawad Chaudhry had responded by saying that the President has given a workable formula in his address to the joint session.
PTI’s long march
Pertinent to mention PTI Chairman is holding the long march in a bid to force the incumbent government to announce early elections. Imran Khan has not revealed the date yet but has directed his workers to carry out preparations and be ready.
Therefore, on PTI’s long march, the article said, “Replying to a question, the former information minister said he was not sure if PTI’s long march will be staged in the federal capital this October. His statement is in contrast to a claim made by his party chief Imran Khan wherein he said the march would not be postponed beyond October.”
Meanwhile, Fawad Chaudhry said that he was asked whether PTI will hold the long march if the government announces early elections, to which he responded by saying that if the government announces early elections then long march is not required.
“Yet another misleading news,” Fawad Chaudhry said. PTI leader and former federal minister Shireen Mazari also called out the article and accused the media of having a “hostile agenda viz PTI” and demanded an apology.
It is a delib lying headline bec @dawn_com has always had a hostile agenda viz PTI – be it editorials or news, distortions abound. Even when they find something abt PTI they cant criticise they add a 'but' to their comment. If Dawn had any honesty editor should apologise for this https://t.co/iRdAYHCzoj
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) October 20, 2022