13th August 2023 News Headlines
A summary of today's important and breaking news regarding PTI and the country that the mainstream media of Pakistan will never show you.
- Eight Days have passed since the Incarceration of the Nation's Leader. In the harshest heat of the country's most stringent jail, the beloved leader of the nation, Imran Khan, has been unlawfully imprisoned for eight days. The courts that used to summon him despite his injury, the judges who expedited the trial at lightning speed, have not yet decided on the transfer from Attock to Adiala jail and the provision of safe meals. Despite the sluggish pace of the judiciary, the lawyers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) remain hopeful for a hearing and early release next week.
- "The degree of repression has now been escalated to reach the lawyers, as the PDM government has gone. The lawyers of Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, are being harassed. Lawyer Ali Ajaz Buttar tweeted, 'Another lawyer, Chaudhry Zabir Ahmed Kasana, President of ILF Punjab, had his house subjected to a brutal raid. Maximum items were stolen and broken. We vehemently condemn this state-sponsored terrorism. Bar Lawyers are sleeping, and we are [apparently] enjoying the benefits of the Lawyers' Protection Act. Enough of paper condemnations, now lawyers have to come out for themselves.
- Crackdown Against Poor Citizens Selling PTI Flags. In a first-of-its-kind event in the country's history, Pakistani citizens are being deprived of their freedom and the right to celebrate independence as they wish. Across the nation, a strict crackdown has been initiated against impoverished citizens, bearing the PTI flag and expressing their affection for Imran Khan. All shopkeepers who sold flags have been forcefully taken to police stations, where they were made to take a solemn oath that they will not sell PTI flags in the future.
- PEMRA Orders Prohibition on Inviting PTI Leaders to Talk Shows. Chairman Imran Khan's lawyer, Naeem Haider Panjutha, has issued a statement regarding this unlawful order, stating, "No court has given an order against Murad Saeed, Farrukh Habib, Ali Nawaz, and Hammad Azhar of being an outlaw. They are absent from the public eye not out of fear of the courts, but due to the prevailing national situation. This order from PEMRA is entirely illegal, and by challenging it, this order will be overturned. However, a crucial question arises: Don’t they remember the statements of the absconders and the criminals? Despite not being an outlaw, a ban has been imposed on Imran Khan in the Pakistani media. Once again, PEMRA has presented evidence of its bias. Pakistan is experiencing severe censorship of freedom of press and politics.
- Pakistan has become the first country in the world where even celebrating its own independence by its own citizens has become an issue. By imposing Section 144, a ban has been placed on the citizens of Rawalpindi from going outside to celebrate Independence Day.
- Shahbaz Sharif, during an interview with a journalist, claimed that he never took a salary as Prime Minister or Chief Minister. However, will Shahbaz Sharif be willing to disclose how much expenditure was incurred on his four separate camp offices as Prime Minister or Chief Minister? How many billions were drained from the nation's treasury for the employees and other luxuries of these offices?
- Before coming to Pakistan, Ishaq Dar had claimed that he would bring the dollar below 200 rupees, but despite Dar's tenure in power, the dollar hasn't fallen below 300 rupees. In the open market, the fresh exchange rate for one US dollar is now 302 rupees. In April 2022, during Imran Khan's government when it was ousted through a conspiracy, the dollar was at 183 rupees.
- Preparations are underway to inflict a new ordeal of inflation on the nation from the next week, with an expected increase of up to 24 rupees per liter in diesel prices.
- During the tenure of Imran Khan, the journalists who used to “cry wolf” claiming losses in the news at 10 PM, have not taken a single loud breath in the past one and a half years in response to the rising prices of petrol, diesel, and LNG.
- Price Hike: Even Vegetables in Islamabad Are Out of Reach for the Poor. In the federal capital, garlic is being sold at Rs. 1020 and ginger at Rs. 500 per kilogram, while local garlic is being sold at Rs. 360, tomatoes at Rs. 100, pumpkin at Rs. 86, eggplant at Rs. 160, potatoes at Rs. 80, and onions at Rs. 60 per kilogram. In addition, bell peppers are priced at Rs. 190, lemons at Rs. 212, green chillies at Rs. 80, apple gourd at Rs. 100, and okra at Rs. 50 per kilogram. During Imran Khan's tenure, these prices were even lower than half of what they are now.
- Shahbaz Sharif's Flight to London. Breaking all records of fascism upon the nation over the past one and a half years, Shahbaz Sharif, who on the day when he was going to be charged in his money laundering case, became the Prime Minister, the one who has unlawfully arrested the nation’s leader Imran Khan over 200 fake cases against him, and who didn't experience a single moment of discomfort during his time in power, is now preparing to leave for London once again as his power tenure comes to an end. The Sharif family uses Pakistan merely as a means to acquire power, and in their idle days, they return to their homeland, Britain.