Pakistan

Memon calls for banning PTI’s social media wing for ‘jeopardising’ flood aid


Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has called for imposing a ban on PTI’s social media team for purportedly running a propaganda campaign alleging embezzlement of foreign aid for flood victims.

A day earlier, Memon claimed the former ruling party hatched a heinous conspiracy by allegedly spreading "fake pictures" of relief goods for flood-affected people.

The provincial minister was referring to a viral image of flour donated by the UK being sold in Sindh. However, soon after the picture went viral, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) issued a clarification, saying Pakistan did not receive any aid from UK containing flour bags.

Clarification:
There is no authenticity in the news circulating on SM about selling of flourbags recived from UK. As Govt of Pakistan & NDMApak has not recived any aid from United Kingdom containing/consisting of flour bags.
— NDMA PAKISTAN (@ndmapk) September 11, 2022

In today’s presser, Memon alleged that PTI Chairman Imran Khan was behind the campaign, appealing the top court to take notice of the “disgusting campaign”.

Also read: Sharjeel hits out at PTI for spreading 'propaganda' to sabotage flood aid

“Completely ban the PTI’s social media wing as it along with Imran Khan has become a security risk for the country,” he remarked.

Memon lashed out at the opposition party for resorting to “enmity” against state and people by sending a message to the world to stop sending flood-aid for political gains.

The PPP minister called upon the institutions to take PTI to task as per the law, saying the country could face a major crisis if foreign aid halted.

He particularly asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Supreme Court, federal government and interior ministry to take immediate notice of the issue.


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