August 20, 2022
ISLAMABAD—Anchor and YouTuber Imraz Riaz Khan (pictured) has blamed Geo News journalist and program host Hamid Mir of being the reason behind the threats he received over his video clip critical of a religious party.
Exchanging his views in a seminar, also attended by ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan, the YouTuber accused Mir of first speaking against the establishment and then seeking forgiveness. He also used inappropriate language against Mir in front of the PTI chairman and the party's top leadership.
In his op-ed piece titled, "Pakistan at 75: Attacks against democratic institutions have to stop," published on the same day in Washington Post, Mir pointed out the latest victimization against Imran Riaz Khan.
"A few days ago, yet another anchor, Imran Riaz, was taken off the air by his channel without any charges being filed. These kinds of tactics will not only weaken the media as an institution but ultimately turn Pakistani democracy into a joke," Mir wrote.
Social media users have criticized Khan, especially for choosing the day to launch personal attacks on Mir, who wrote in his favor.
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