PML-N media committee to counter Sharif 'smear campaign' in 'tit-for-tat manner'

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Lahore, Sep.2 (ANI): A four-member media team has been constituted by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to counter the 'smear campaign' against the party leadership initiated by some anti-PML-N groups.

Addressing a party meeting at his Raiwind residence, Sharif asked the members of the committee to counter the allegations being levelled against the party leadership in a 'tit-for-tat manner'.

The committee includes party leaders like Ahsan Iqbal, Saad Rafiq, Khawaja Asif and Pervez Rashid.

Meanwhile, PML-N Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal said the party would soon give evidence of involvement of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) in the character assassination campaign being carried out against the PML-N chief.

Iqbal said PML-N wants to work with the PPP cordially, but it can not tolerate such a 'smear campaign' against its party chief.

"The PML-N believes in positive politics and welcomes PPP's stance on reconciliation. However, if the campaign against the PML-N was not stopped immediately, the PML-N would have to defend itself," The Daily Times quoted Iqbal, as saying.

Meanwhile, Presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar has said that government is not worried by the formation of such 'media committee'.

"The Pakistan People's Party-led government is least bothered whether the PML-N forms a four-member or a 40-member media team to counter the alleged "propaganda campaign" against its leadership," Babar said.

Talking to a private television channel, Babar rejected reports of a media cell being run in the Presidency to malign the image of PML-N leadership.

He asked the PML-N to produce evidence in support of its claims, and said PPP would respond in a democratic manner in this regard.

"If the PML-N has any difference with the PPP, it could be resolved through dialogue," Babar added. (ANI)

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