Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Imran Khan took a jibe again at the coalition government and their “handlers”, calling them petrified of PTI’s rising popularity.
PTI conducted its second telethon for flood-affected people on Sunday, which was not aired by some TV channels.
The PTI Chief took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction with this.
In a series of Twitter, Imran Khan said that the “imported government of cabal of crooks” & “their handlers stooped to new lows” on Sunday when they tried to blackout his telethon for flood-affected people.
مجرموں پر مشتمل امپورٹڈ حکومت+انکےسرپرستوں نےگزشتہ شب سیلاب متاثرین کیلئےعطیات جمع کرنےکےحوالےسےمنعقدہ میری ٹیلی تھون کی نشریات رکواکر نئی سطح تک گراوٹ کامظاہرہ کیاہے۔ پہلےانہوں نےچینلز پر ٹیلی تھون نہ دکھانےکےحوالے سےدباؤ ڈالا۔اسکےباوجود جب چند چینلز نےنشریات جاری رکھیں تو
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 12, 2022
“First they pressured channels not to air telethon. When some channels continued to air telethon they threatened cable operators,” Imran Khan added.
“They know no one trusts them with their money given their record of loot & plunder. So they sought to deny fundraising to aid flood victims just to get at me & my Party. Unbelievable callousness,” he said.
However, he thanked everyone who pledged donations, including overseas Pakistanis, especially those based in the US.
According to PTI’s official Twitter handle, they were able to raise around Rs5.2 billion during the two-hour-long telethon.
More than Rs. 5.2 billions in just 2 hours. Thank You Pakistan for trusting @ImranKhanPTI ! 🇵🇰
— PTI (@PTIofficial) September 11, 2022
Historic: Imran Khan raises Rs 5 billion for flood victims
In a historic telethon arranged on August 29, Imran Khan raised more than Rs 5 billion for flood-hit people during his three-hour-long telethon.
During that telethon, Imran Khan was joined by many people, including Chief Minister of Punjab Pervaiz Elahi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan and the former premier’s ex-assistant on social protection Sania Nishtar.
Many prominent celebrities, including Humza Ali Abbasi and Khalil ur Rehman Qamar, joined the telethon alongside Imran Khan.
According to Senator Faisal Javed Khan, who moderated the event, the former prime minister collected over Rs5 billion in donations during the telethon.