PM Shehbaz rejects PTI propaganda on rights abuses in Pakistan

What PTI did on May 9 was a brazen attack on state with malafide intent and sinister objectives, says PM Shehbaz

By Web Desk
June 05, 2023
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif addresses the groundbreaking ceremony of the Greater Karachi Bulk Water Supply Scheme (K-IV Project) on May 26, 2023. — INP

ISLAMABAD: Rejecting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) propaganda against rights abuses in the country, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said every case related to the violence committed by the party on May 9 was being dealt with due process under the law.

Taking to his Twitter, the premier wrote: “I assure everyone that the culprits are being dealt with under the law and that I will ensure that no rights violations take place."


Violent protests erupted in Pakistan on May 9 with dozens injured across several cities and demonstrators attacking military buildings after former prime minister Imran Khan was arrested.

The police launched a crackdown against all those allegedly involved in the violence, vowing to hold each and everybody accountable. However, PTI is holding demonstrations overseas and claiming in international media that human rights violations are taking place in Pakistan.

PM Shehbaz said Pakistan fully respects and is committed to all its constitutional and international obligations on human rights.

He said the PTI chief in his interviews with international media outlets is openly and deliberately disinforming local and foreign audiences by “glib-talk laced with fake news and plain misrepresentation”.

“His expedient description of the post-May 9 events as ‘human rights abuses’ and ‘stifling of the right to political protest’ is not only misleading but aimed at manipulating and swaying opinion-makers outside the country,” PM Shehbaz wrote.

The premier categorically stated that what PTI did on May 9 was a “brazen attack on the State of Pakistan, with malafide intent and sinister objectives”.

“No country in the world would tolerate such an attempt at destroying its integrity,” he said