Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan warns the government from using cybercrime law against political opponents.
In a statement issued bt the PTI’s central media department, PTI chief says that his party would resist PML-N’s attempts to establish their dictatorship in the country.
His statement came in response to the government threatening to prosecute PTI under the cybercrime law for running a vilification campaign against PM Nawaz Sharif and his family on social media. Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb in a press conference said; “PTI continues to create falsehoods to discredit Nawaz Sharif and malign members of his family.”
According to Imran Khan, the government is trying to intimidate its political opponents the to deter from using social media using cybercrime law. He also recollected at how in 2013, the ruling government used anti-terrorism laws to implicate the PTI leaders and workers in false cases during their sit-in against election rigging. He said:
“The PML-N had misused this (anti-terrorism) act against the PTI in the anti-rigging sit-in, [by adding] terrorism charges to the FIRs against PTI workers and leaders.”
Marriyum Aurangzeb in her press conference said that the government would proceed against PTI under cybercrime law “for trying to influence the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Panama Papers case and besmirch the reputation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif through electronic, print and social media”.
Imran Khan vows to that PTI would not back down under the government threats and would oppose all of their efforts to sabotage democracy.