Islamabad Politics Report/Moazzam Raza Tabassam: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on friday rejected the report about censoring Prime Minister’s press conference after emergency meeting of National Security Committee.
Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb criticised media reports based on “unnamed sources” and clarified the rumours surrounding Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s press talk on Monday.
Criticising media reports that are published based on “unnamed sources”, Aurangzeb said, “Reports are being run in the media based on sources and if the media had asked me I would have clarified the issue.”
“I would have issued a statement on the matter if PTV had deleted the footage,” the information minister said while speaking outside an accountability court.
However, the information minister clarified, “It was never supposed to be a press conference.”
“It was my decision and senior journalists were invited to the PM House for a press talk,” she added.
Dismissing rumours as to why the press talk was not aired, Aurangzeb said, “The press talk was not ever to be aired live.”
“Cameras were not allowed during the talk,” she further upheld.
“Source-based news reports have been running for last three days so I also let them run,” she concluded.