CM Behind Anti-media Move
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid leader Ch Pervaiz Elahi announced on Friday that his party had moved a resolution against the PML-N’s “fascist and anti-media campaign in the Punjab Assembly.”
He condemned the ‘PML-N’s sponsored’ resolution in Friday’s session of the Punjab Assembly against the media and blamed Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for masterminding the move.
He accused Shahbaz Sharif of directing N-League MPAs to physically assault journalists outside the Punjab Assembly building with the help of police and party goons. He expressed these views while talking to media persons.
Parvaiz called PML-N’s resolution against the media a planned act carried out in collaboration with the Speaker of the Punjab Assembly. He said the Sharifs’ entire political career was full of conflicts against national institutions to the detriment of the nation and the Friday’s incident at the Punjab Assembly was their latest attempt to weaken the media which was the fourth pillar of the state. He said the Sharifs had always resorted to arm-twisting people and institutions to achieve their ulterior objectives and in the past they had attacked newspaper offices, stopped government advertisements, ransacked homes of journalists and used all unfair methods to coerce the media and quell its voice.