Shaukat Ali, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmaker has submitted an application against two television hosts Murtaza Chaudhry and Mustafa Chaudhry for “insulting” Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime cell.
Murtaza Chaudhry and Mustafa Chaudhry host a political satire show on Neo TV. The objection was raised on an episode that aired on January 29, based on PM Khan’s speech in Karachi on January 27, referring to Hoor wala teeka.
PTI MNA has claimed in his application that Khalid Butt (Murtaza) shared a video clip on January 29 at 9:32 pm in which the anchor attempted to show that the prime minister is an addict injecting drugs into his body and asking the host to do it too.
He added that the clip was based on a “lie” and “accusation”. It aimed to insult the prime minister, he said.
— Khalid Butt (@KB_BUT) January 29, 2020
As being reported the PTI MNA has also submitted the show’s episode script with his application and seeking legal action against the show’s hosts and production team.
The alleged episode mocked PM ‘s speech, PM Khan had said that a nurse at the Shaukat Khanum Hospital, who administered him an injection after he fell from the stage before the 2013 elections, looked like a “hoor” (angel).
The PM was talking about the treatment he received, let his pain go away and the injection given to him the Shaukat Khanum Hospital made the nurses look like hoor, he was referring to the hallucination due to meds.
Participant of the show, Mustafa, who imitates political personalities has revealed to a news channel that neither has or anyone from his team been contacted by the FIA.
“We came to know about it through social media,” the artist said. “This is the first time it is happening,” the artist said, referring to the PTI lawmaker’s application against him and his team members. “In this democratic government, we are facing more pressure.”
So, Folks from PTI are not welcoming of critic and satire, Have moved at FIA against @KB_BUT @Faysal_Chaudary and @Mustafa_Chdry for their political satire mock of Imran Khan, seeking to register an FIR. #Pakistan
— Anas Mallick (@AnasMallick) February 24, 2020