NO ONE CAN JUSTIFY THE ILLEGAL SUSPENSION OF ARY NEWS’s TRANSMISSION: IMRAN KHAN

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Former Prime Minister and PTI chief Imran Khan today attended a seminar on “Freedom of Expression & Protection of Media” in Islamabad. While addressing the participants, the former PM said that no one can justify the suspension of ARY News. ARY News just took Shahbaz Gill’s point of view on a specific matter. Dr. Shahbaz Gill said something controversial during the news transmission but unfortunately, ARY News was taken down from the cable network.
Imran Khan further added that, “This is not acceptable that ARY News is being “victimized” for Shahbaz Gill’s remarks. I also feel that Gill’s remarks are not the core reason behind ARY News’s closure but there is something else.”
PTI chief said that this only happens in a dictatorship what is being done with journalists in Pakistan. Imran Riaz Khan was arrested, Ayaz Amir and Sami Ibrahim were attacked by “unknown” attackers. Sabir Shakir and Arshad Sharif were forced to leave the country. “Arshad Sharif is a credible journalist. No one can question his journalism. He always raises his voice against corruption and corrupt practices. Unfortunately, he had to leave his country because of serious threats,” he added.