Imran Khan shows inability to stop social media trolling
October 18, 2022 08:48 PM
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan showed his inability to stop social media trolling and declared that as a fact of this era, the media has lost its importance before the netizens.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, he passed these remarks during a meeting with the National Press Club Islamabad and the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) delegation led by Anwar Raza at Bani Gala on Tuesday.
Imran Khan answered some hard questions from the journalists in a pleasant mood and said they could speak openly as he doesn’t get angry with the tough queries.
In the two and half hours long meeting, the issues faced by journalists, social media trolling, and misbehaviour in PTI rallies were openly discussed.
On this occasion, Imran Khan rejected complaints of cases and reprisals against journalists during his party’s last regime.
The PTI chairman defended his case against Najam Sethi saying that the latter made two baseless allegations against him. Apart from this personal case, there was no retaliation against any journalist during his tenure, Imran added.
About the issue of Hamid Mir and Matiullah Jan, Imran Khan categorically stated that he did not ban them.
During the conversation, Imran Khan said no one can stop social media now because the importance of media is over and the era of social media has started.
He said for six months, the entire media was against him but he didn't care because no one listens to the media anymore. If that were the case, he would not have won the election on six seats in by-elections, he explained.
Imran Khan said he was going to announce the long march very soon and requested working journalists to support him in it.
When he was questioned about why the entire journalist community is called ‘envelope journalists’ by him? He replied that he just called ‘Lifafa Sahafi’ to the journalists like Saleem Safi, not all of the community. On another question, he said what can expect to happen if Ghareeda Farooqui joins the crowd of men in the public meetings.