ISLAMABAD, Aug 29 (APP): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Wednesday that allegations levelled by Opposition Leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan of bribing some media persons was a conspiracy to defame the entire journalistic community.
Talking to APP here the minister said that by levelling such baseless allegations, Chaudhry Nisar has also tried to malign the President of Pakistan which was deplorable. The minister said that if the opposition leader had any proofs, he should make them public and disclose the names of those who distributed the money and those who received it.
The information minister said that if Nisar had any evidence to back up his claims‚ he should make them public and disclose the names of those who had distributed the money and those who had received it.
Kaira said that Nisar, as a senior politician and the leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, should not adopt such an attitude as it did not do justice to his stature.
He also categorically denied that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had anything to do with a campaign to defame the judiciary, however, the PML-N had a recorded history of attacking the court during its regime.
The information minister said that the PPP has always respected the judiciary and implemented its verdicts.
Lauding the profession of journalism, Kaira said that journalism is a noble profession and the media has always raised its voice against tyranny‚ injustice and dictatorships.
Source: Daily Express