PTI slams govt’s ‘move to install firewall to control social media’

By Our Correspondent
June 13, 2024
A representational image of the PTI flag. — PPI/file

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Wednesday denounced what it called the unconstitutional, illegal and dictatorial move of the installation of so-called ‘firewall’ to usurp masses’ fundamental and constitutional rights to freedom of expression and access to information.


He alleged the move was made by the mandate thieves and he vowed that his party would leave no stone unturned to foil any such unconstitutional and illegal bans, especially on social media. Pakistan, he claimed, was currently under the control of the senseless traitors to the Constitution and democracy, adding that public opinion could not be changed against the eternal enemies of Constitution and law and mandate thieves through installing any firewall.

He charged that the enemies of the Constitution and democracy were making all out efforts to turn Pakistan into a pasture of an absolute dictator by depriving the country of basic democratic freedoms. PTI spokesperson asserted that the country needed political stability and the rule of law and economic development, these power usurpers were pouring billions of rupees into disgusting practices like silencing the people and the media. He condemned the shameful act of spending billions of rupees to silence the people and the media, and added that the PTI would not let the public opinion be swayed by the enemies of the Constitution and democracy who are hiding behind the firewall. Instead, they should restore the Constitution and return the public mandate.

Meanwhile, he has strongly condemned the arrest of anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan and preventing him from performing Haj, despite an explicit order from the Islamabad High Court (IHC), stating that the government crossed all bounds of oppression and fascism in the country.

PTI spokesperson said that the ‘criminal’ government, bereft of sense of morals, values, Constitution, and law, has unleashed a reign of terror on the country, demanding Imran Riaz’s immediate release.