February 8, 2023

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No one will be allowed to malign state institutions: Marriyum

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said there will be zero-tolerance against the malicious and organized campaign against state institutions being spread on social media through Bots tweets.

Talking to media in Islamabad on Thursday afternoon, she said Federal Investigation Agency, the Interior Ministry, and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority have been alerted in this regard. She said identification of Bots has begun at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and no one will be allowed to malign state institutions.

Commenting on sudden rise in the income of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Marriyum Aurangzeb said the former Prime Minister declared maximum of his income to the tune of 141 million rupees in whole of his life. She said on the contrary, Imran Khan earned 142 million rupees by retaining 58 state gifts from the Tosha Khana by paying a meager amount of 20 percent retention money. She said Imran Khan retained these precious gifts on lower prices and sold them in the open market on four times higher rates.

The Minister said Imran Khan and his cronies are telling lies that gifts were retained on 50 percent prices, but in reality payments were made at the rate of 20 percent retention money.

Marriyum Aurangzeb said Imran Khan will have to provide the money trail of the amount spent on retaining state gifts from the Tosha Khana. She said how a person not having sufficient means of income to pay the retention money can buy precious gifts.

The Minister urged the people to seek answer from Imran Khan for higher inflation, unemployment and ruining Pakistan’s foreign policy. She said Imran Khan is trying to hide his incompetence, corruption, and malpractices behind the so-called foreign conspiracy mantra. She expressed the belief that the cypher was designed and dictated by the previous regime.

Answering a question, Marriyum Aurangzeb said Imran Khan burnt 980 million rupees on his helicopter ride from Banigala to the Prime Minister office.