Legendary cricketer, Javed Miandad, has said that media misquoted his words during the live telethon transmission on Thursday. Miandad, who was one of the many guests invited for the telethon personally attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, was cut off by a TV channel when he said, “Imran has spent his whole life asking for charity.”
The telethon was live on several news channels but was cut off by one of the news channels which raised doubts among people. This gave the opposition a chance to mock PM Khan’s efforts to handle the ongoing crisis.
However, soon after the telethon ended, Miandad took to Twitter to ask people not to misquote his statement.
Don’t quote my words wrong. @ImranKhanPTI is raising funds bcs culprits in last govt. looted this country, he has no other option but to ask his own people to contribute & support him in tough times. Corruption is cancer & People who looted this country must be HANGED!
Don't quote my words wrong.@ImranKhanPTI is raising funds bcs culprits in last gov. looted this country, he has no other option but to ask his own people to contribute & support him in tough times. Corruption is cancer & People who looted this country must be HANGED!#Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/87BOtSzNbo
— Javed Miandad (@I_JavedMiandad) April 23, 2020
When he decided to make Pakistan’s first cancer hospital, he had to collect donations on roads. And even now, as a Prime Minister, he is collecting money to help the poor.
Javed lamented the previous governments who looted the country with both hands and brought it on the verge of destruction.
Previous rulers only thought about filling their pockets and no one thought about the country. But, I am ascertained that Pakistan is in safe hands. We will successfully come out of these testing times under PM Imran’s leadership.