PTI President Imran Khan on Friday left his press conference halfway through after a journalist asked impactful questions about his party’s governance and role on social media.
The reporter was the last person to ask his question during the question and answer session after Khan had completed his talk.
The journalist suggested to the ousted prime minister that governance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was not good enough and that the province’s chief minister, Mahmood Khan, was himself responsible for media matters.
“Secondly, you have a government in KP, and you are a popular leader in Pakhtunkhwa. People vote for you, but they didn’t see the walls of the Prime Minister’s house and the governor’s house torn down nor have they seen universities built in the house of the chief minister.”
He claimed that the “keyboard and social media warriors” of PTI decided to conquer Pakistan in 2014.
He added that because of trends established on social media by PTI, people were “taking advantage of the army general” in every alley across the country.
“What message do you want to send to your supporters?” Imran Khan’s reply
In response to questions, Khan said he could give the reporter a hard-hitting answer, but said he did not want to.
He pointed out that nobody “conquers” a country, but they come to power through elections, just as his government did in 2018.
Khan said he was not against the “corrupt” people being in power, rather they wanted transparent elections in the country so that nobody could raise objections to their outcome.
On a question about PTI spreading hatred, Khan said he was not involved in inciting the masses.
“We try to unite people, not divide them in terms of ethnicity.” “All your statements are wrong and instead of asking questions, you made a speech at a press conference,” said unhappy Khan, stood up, and quit the press.