Indian media still on maligning campaign against Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Indian media is still trying to malign Imran Khan by calling him Taliban Khan, Extremist, Army puppet and Pro Kashmiri.
Indian media reports claiming Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to be an ally to extremists in order to discredit his win in the elections as candidates from Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek (AAT) fared badly against PTI candidates, a local media house link reported.
It had been reported that PTI’s candidate in NA-53 secured 92,891 votes over the candidate Chaudhry Saeed Ahmad supported by Hafiz Saeed who managed to secure just 1,361 votes.
The Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek secured just 171,587 across Pakistan against 16,851,240 votes secured by PTI.
Interestingly, Hafiz Saeed’s son Hafiz Talha Saeed secured less than 11,000 votes from NA-91, Sargodha against 110,525 votes secured by a PML-N candidate.
This false portrayal by the Indian media compelled Imran Khan to react in his victory speech after his party emerged victorious in the July 25 general election.
In his victory speech, he stated that the Indian media has portrayed him as a ‘Bollywood villain’.
“It seemed as if India feared everything bad would happen if Imran Khan came into power. I am the Pakistani who is most familiar in India, I have been all over that country,” he further stated.
It has further been reported that the International and Indian media did not accept Imran Khan’s for various reasons and wanted to discredit him.
Brig (r) Farooq Hameed told local media, “This is the first time that an honest person who does not own properties outside Pakistan would become the prime minister. He does not have the support of the international establishment.”
He said the victory of PTI has stunned the international establishment and India which had wanted someone in Pakistan who could toe their agenda.
Contrary to Nawaz Sharif’s speech in 2013, “Imran mentioned the Kashmir dispute in his victory speech,” he asserted.