- PML-N uses Geo and Dunya to malign Imran
- PEMRA remained silence despite PTI request
By Iram Salim
(Pakdestiny.com – Exclusive Report) Taking cue of Imran Khan’s interview to Hindustan Times, the PML-N media cell made a plan with top two Pakistani TV channels — Dunya News and Geo News — to run his fake third marriage news.
“After going through Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s interview to HT, the PML-N media cell took bosses of Geo’s owner Mir Shakilur Rehman and Dunya’s Mian Amer on board.
They jointly made a strategy to run the fake third marriage news of Imran Khan to damage him politically at a time when he is going to launch a protest campaign against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Panama Leaks ,” a source in the PML-N told .
He said the idea behind this fake news was that to run constantly for hours that viewers here and abroad get convinced that even if he did not marry third time he is about to do so.
Despite issuance of clarification from the PTI and Imran Khan, Dunya News shamelessly continued running the fake news and PEMRA did not intervene.
“As the MSR’s Geo and Jang are already the mouth piece of the PML-N government, Amer Mahmood offered his channel at the disposal of the PML-N recently. Now PMLN government has found two media giants at his feet unleashing at its targets… and Imran Khan is the main target.”
Geo, Dunya and Neo ran the names of different women declaring them as Imran’s wife. Its a shameless to associate some woman with Imran as his wife without verification. These TV channels are bringing big shame to the Pakistani media once again. Hope PEMRA will take action against them.
PTI Secretary General Jahangir Tareen has announced taking legal action against these channels for running baseles and fake news despite PTI clarification. The PTI also intends to move in the court against the PEMRA for keeping mum over the issue as these PML-N puppet channels continued running this fake news for hours.
Imran Khan took to Twitter to also deny rumours of a third marriage. “Rumours about my marriage are absolutely baseless. I have not gotten married. When I do I will announce and celebrate publicly,” he said. Dunya News claimed that Imran has married for the third time to a girl – Maryam – from the “Maneka family” of Pakpattan. It alleged Imran Khan visited Pakpattan thrice this month to visit his alleged bride Maryam, who is a sister of Imran’s ‘spiritual guide’ Bushra.
The PTI chairman who divorced his second wife this year also revealed that he had always remained faithful to his spouse while he was married. “I’m very proud to say that while married, I’ve always been faithful. I had told myself I would not indulge in infidelity and I never did. It is the greatest pain a human being can cause to their partner, which is why in all religions it is a sin,” he said in an interview to HT.
Imran said that psychologist had advised him not to get married after his divorce with Jemima because his children might get adversely affected. But when the right time came, he married Reham Khan. However, it did not work out as she had her own family and he had his.
“I am 63 years old and have been married for only 10 years, but I am more of a staunch believer of marriage now than I ever was,” said Imran. — Pak Destiny