Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday termed implementation of the ‘controversial ordinances a “failed attempt by Prime Minister Imran Khan to cover up his incompetence and crimes”.
In a statement issued from the Bilawal House, he demanded immediate withdrawal of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) Ordinance 2022.
The Bhutto family scion observed that the Constitution has given every citizen the right to form and express his opinion over the government’s performance. He added that the amendments were tantamount to depriving the citizens of their basic rights.
Bilawal further said that the freedom of expression and press are being muzzled under the guise of preventing false news and went on to add, “Khan Sahib himself is the biggest leader of the fake news mafia in Pakistan”.
Bilawal vowed to resist the amendments at every forum and demanded that the government refrain from “stifling freedom of expression and honest journalism, and withdraw the controversial ordinance forthwith.”