The Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf has rubbished the rumors of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Bushra bibi expecting their first child that was abuzz in the media for past week.
Information Ministry and Broadcasting from its recently created official Twitter account to bust the fake news took a dig at the media houses for propagating a false news related to the first lady of Pakistan.
‘Such behavior is highly condemnable. It is the collective responsibility of social media users to discourage and reject all such elements,’ the statement added.
Iftikhar Durrani, the special assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan rejected the news as ‘being fake’ and asked the media outlets to apologize. He warned of legal action in case of media houses failed to apologize. He also asked the media not to disseminate fake news regarding the first lady.
Fabricating and spreading completely baseless news is a malicious activity & in violation of journalistic ethics & code of conduct. Such behavior is highly condemnable. It is the collective responsibility of social media users to discourage and reject all such elements. #FakeNews pic.twitter.com/uR21H7HNwZ
— Fact Checker MoIB (@FactCheckerMoIB) October 3, 2018
Earlier newspaper Daily Ummat also reported that Bushra Maneka was expecting her first child. The news further added that Prime Minister Imran Khan had decided to keep it a secret and that he would announce the news at the appropriate time.
The report also stated that the First lady wished to have a child with Imran Khan and almighty had fulfilled her desire. Imran Khan already has two sons Salman and Qasim from Jemima Goldsmith.
Imran Khan married his spiritual guide in February 2018. He married twice before his third marriage but none of his marriage lasted. He married Jemima Goldsmith, a British national, in 1995 and ended his relationship with her in 2004. He then married Reham Khan in 2015 but they parted ways within just 10 months.
The people reacted to the tweet of Information and Broadcasting Ministry. They demanded a strong action from the ministry.
It’s not just condemnable, it’s punishable. What is the government doing?
— Zubair Abid (@ZubairAbidSays) October 3, 2018
Its completely unacceptable and malicious activity, Govt has to take sever set up. This activity is to disturb society equilibrium. Govt should not tolerate it any more further.
— Waseem (@Waseem_1969) October 3, 2018
This is very ironic and sad indeed, as journos bout on personal matters with below the belt commentaries😶
— Syed Yasir 🇵🇰 (@SyedYasirSaud) October 3, 2018
Since their marriage, several fake news has circulated on social media among which was the separation and fight in between Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi over the visit and stay of Bushra Bibi’s son at the Bani Gala residence of Imran Khan in Islamabad.