Journalists boycott Qureshi’s talks over Imran’s charges

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman and ex-foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday had to face an awkward situation, when the media persons resorted to a token boycott of his news briefing over party Chairman Imran Khan’s allegations that the government had paid billions to buy journalists, anchorpersons and media houses.

In a bid to pacify the journalists, the PTI vice-chairman promised to talk to his party chairman within 24 hours.PFUJ President Afzal Butt on Tuesday called on Imran to either reveal the names of the beneficiaries (journalists) or protest camps would be set up at press clubs across Pakistan and in front of the container of Imran Khan at the Parade Ground.The journalist fraternity demanded of the PTI chairman to name those journalists who had received funds from the government.

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