By Sadia Shah
Lahore (Pakdestiny.com) March 27: PTI leadership has lodged a strong protest with the owners of mainstream private news channels for a virtual ‘black out’ of the coverage of its recent rallies in Muzafarghar, Sialkot and Mianwali.
The Punjab government in a bid to stop Imran Khan’s PTI from getting more popularity has recently pumped in millions in the electronic media in the form of ads.
Be it advertisements for laptop campaign or Ashiyana housing scheme of PML-N there is only one condition “no detailed live coverage to PTI”.
Not only is the Punjab government on forefront in this effort the federal government is also playing its part. Both PML-N and PPP are on the same page to check PTI popularity.
Imran Khan also seems to be upset with his Shafqat Mahmood-led media team for not doing enough to get his shows proper coverage.
“Media houses are not the source of information anymore as they are becoming the source of earning income these days”, an angry PTI leader says.
“Our news channels are getting more popular than entertainment channels because they are showing the face of corrupt leaders. But if they will also become a part of this corruption who will give the justice to our nation.”
I always was concerned in this topic and still am, thanks for putting up.
Mar 29, 1:08 am
I didn’t watch any advertisement in electronic media bt its there in print media. Media coverd imran Khan big rallies in Lahore n Karachi and after that he collect all the “garbage” of the Musharraf so people refused him as they did with Musharraf. I personally attend his Gujjar Khan Jalsa on 9th March whre PTI claimed for 40 thousands chairs bt there were only 6000 and they hanged 4 flags on each chair and more than half chairs were empty. People listen their local leaders and when imran started his speech before time just bcoz of this that ppl were going out, even a single person didn’t turn back. When imran ended his speech there were few ppl in stadium who came from Rawalpindi/islamabad and same reported from some of my friends from Mianwali. So I think media looks the public interest. When ppl showed their interest in imrnan, media showed imran when ppl refused media showed their grievances as well.
Mar 29, 9:39 am
Rest assured, such negetative tactitcs will never be able to save PML-N from total rout in Punjab and other parts of the country. The fate of both brothers is written on wall and time has come for them to once again proceed to Saudia Arabia. Unfortunately this time Saudia Arabia is also not going to provide protection to them, as Saudias have also come to know about their dubious character. Both of these brothers also know it very well, that is why the frustration is reflected from their every move ,One can very clearly make it out from the actions and behaviour of Chotta Sharif like a mad man jumping up and down. These billion of rupees being doled out to private channels will not be enough to save them any further. Have a nice day.
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