ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has warned the federal government towards utilizing the cybercrime regulation towards political opponents, saying that his celebration would resist the ruling political get together’s makes an attempt to determine their dictatorship within the nation.
In a press release issued by the PTI’s central media division right here on Tuesday, the PTI chief alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) authorities was making an attempt to intimidate its political opponents utilizing the cybercrime regulation.
The assertion comes a day after an announcement by Minister of State for Info Marriyum Aurangzeb and MNA Daniyal Aziz, who stated that the federal government had determined to take motion towards Mr Khan underneath cybercrime and defamation legal guidelines “for making an attempt to affect the Supreme Courtroom’s judgement within the Panama Papers case and besmirch the fame of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif via digital, print and social media”.
They alleged that Mr Khan had tried to wreck the prime minister’s popularity by way of his speeches and on social media by levelling false allegations towards him. They added that the federal government had a proper to proceed towards the PTI chief underneath the nation’s cybercrime and defamation legal guidelines.
Ms Aurangzeb insisted that this shouldn’t be thought-about political victimisation. A case was being ready towards PTI leaders, she stated, including that the PTI had no grounds to object if the federal government was taking motion towards Mr Khan.
Reacting to the announcement, Mr Khan recalled that the federal government had used antiterrorism legal guidelines to implicate PTI leaders and staff in false instances throughout their sit-in towards election rigging in 2013.
“The PML-N had misused this (anti-terrorism) act towards the PTI within the anti-rigging sit-in, [by adding] terrorism expenses to the FIRs towards PTI staff and leaders,” Mr Khan stated.
He alleged that the federal government was “making an attempt to threaten him with the cybercrime regulation”. He vowed that the PTI wouldn’t be deterred by such threats, including that his celebration would oppose all efforts to undermine democracy and would sabotage makes an attempt meant to determine “Sharif’s Badshahat (kingdom) and dictatorship” within the nation.
Mr Khan declared that the PTI would stand by free media, vibrant society and for the assertion of all elementary constitutional rights of the individuals of Pakistan.
Revealed in Daybreak, March fifteenth, 2017
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