Bilawal Bhutto condemns twitter trend against anchor Arshad Sharif
The Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto has condemned on Thursday the tweeter trends against dissenting journalists in Pakistan.
Recently, a campaign is being run against critics of the incumbent government of Pakistan Tahrik-I-Insaf.
Arshad Sharif, a senior anchor of ARY News has been abused on tweeter and the PTI supporters have made trend against him for his vocal and years long standing on principles as a journalist. Arshad Sharif has recently criticised prime minister Imran Khan for his undue late responses to Coronavirus mayhem in Pakistan due to which the situation has become worrisome. The social media supporters of Pakistan Tahrik-I-Insaf (PTI) had run tweeter trend against Arshad Sharif to silent him and his vocal standing for the good.
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Meanwhile, a few days ago abusive language and trend against senior journalist and the host of Pakistan’s most watched TV Program Hamid Mir for his questions to government over governance amidst the outbreak and exponential increase of the Coronavirus in Punjab and across the country. He also questioned the mismanagement by federal government over the Taftan border passage of Pakistanis coming from Iran to Pakistan, which became primary source of spread of Corona virus in the country.
In his statement Bilawal Bhutto said,” Trends are used to silence the critics of the government and giving message to rest of the media-men to be silent over the bad governance of the incumbent government, which is against the freedom of expression.”
Bilawal Bhutto further said that despite undue and harsh criticism by TV anchors and TV programs over Pakistan Peoples Pakistan and its leadership, the PPP had never become part of any unethical campaign against any TV channel or any anchor person because PPP believes in freedom of thoughts and freedom of expression. He futher said that PPP is sole national political party which ensures democratic values by giving freedom to media.