The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Thursday clarified that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had not targeted the media in his speech at a rally in Karachi on Sunday, adding that the people should “understand the context of a statement instead of believing in propaganda”.
The party issued a video for clarification, containing a part of Bilawal’s speech from the rally, in which he appeals to Pakistanis to “not fall for the media’s character assassination”.
The video clarifies that Bilawal’s statement was misunderstood as he had not said that the media was indulging in character assassination but he has said that the media was being targeted and discredited, and the people should not accept it.
The video also referred to another statement made by Bilawal, in which he had said, “You should not follow those who bark against the PPP”.
On this, the PPP clarified that this statement was not directed towards the media, but those trolls who target the PPP with false assertions.
“Some elements are trying to misinterpret Bilawal’s speech in a way that has no connection with the reality,” said the statement.
Earlier, PPP leader Sherry Rehman had said in a tweet, “I hope the misunderstanding has been cleared. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was talking about the political trolls who spout hate speech as a norm in the media. He was certainly not taking a pot shot at the media.”