ISLAMABAD: ARY News has been criticised for airing fake claims that petrol prices would be increased yesterday despite repeated denials by Finance Minister Miftah Ismail.
ARY’s claims led to various people flocking to petrol pumps across the country to hoard petrol and get their car’s tanks full.
The Pakistan Daily‘s team visited various petrol pumps across the country where huge lines in petrol pumps were seen, causing massive traffic jams on the roads.
Commenting on ARY’s claims, Mohtarma Maryam Nawaz Sharif said: “Hatching conspiracies against the state. Shame on ARY.”
The hashtag #AntiPakistanARY also began to trend on Twitter as social media users called out the news platform for spreading misinformation.
Earlier, the PMLN leadership had decided to boycott ARY News given its biased reporting in favour of Imran Khan.
ARY’s anchor Arshad Sharif has also been accused of launching an unsavoury attack on the military after he began his campaign “Wo Kon Tha” during his show which was aired on ARY.
ARY has lost multiple defamation cases against various Pakistani individuals and companies, including Mir Shakil Ur Rehman in London however, no change has been witnessed in their editorial policy.