Even PPP’s former federal government didn’t filed single FIR over ghost propaganda news.
Abdul Qayyum Siddiqui court reporter of Jang/Geo media group filed a table news story against former PM Yousaf Raza Gailani and had claimed that PM had issued a notification about cancellation of order of restoration of Judges sacked by dictator, which had proved bogus news.
Hamid Mir in that period had published and on-aired fake news about role of PPP bringing Black-Water in Islamabad, conspiracy news about expansion of US embassy in Islamabad, Issuing Visa to US spies and tried to prove that PPP’s government was involved in project of destroying Pakistan Army, of compromising on national security.
All media groups and reporters tried to show that it was PPP’s government which had made an agreement with US about Drone Attacks in the territory of Pakistan. All such reports were proved propaganda and fake news but PPP didn’t take revenge steps over such dirty and fake media trial.
But PM Gailani had not taken any step against the media group and the reporter. In five years of PPP’s government at center from 2008-2012 hundreds of thousands fake news were published and on-aired by Jang/Geo, Dawn and other media groups, PPP didn’t cut the quota of ads for any media group, neither it used FIA, FBR, NAB, Police against any media group, nor it ordered its workers to make Mob-attacks on media offices.
But PML-N, PTI, MQM and others have not such history.
Rauf Kalasra, Hamid Mir and other so called champions of Press Freedom never admire PPP’s clean record without Ifs and Buts.