Goswami's Whatsapp leaks expose Modi govt-Indian media nexus : PM Imran

Goswami's Whatsapp leaks expose Modi govt-Indian media nexus : PM Imran

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the WhatsApp chats of journalist Arnab Goswami reveal unholy nexus between Modi govt and Indian media.

In a series of tweets on Monday, he urged the international community to stop India from its reckless and militarist agenda before the Modi government's brinkmanship pushes the region into a conflict it cannot afford.

PM Imran said Indian sponsorship of terrorism in Pakistan, its abuses in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and a 15-year long disinformation campaign against Pakistan stand exposed.

He said India's own media now has revealed the dirty nexus that is pushing our nuclearized region to the brink of a conflict.

While referring to his address to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2019 as to how India's fascist Modi government used the Balakot crisis for domestic electoral gains, PM Imran said that the latest revelations from communication of an Indian journalist, known for his warmongering, reveal the unholy nexus between the Modi government and the Indian media that led to a dangerous military adventurism to win an election in utter disregard for the consequences of destabilizing the entire region.

“Pakistan averted a larger crisis by a responsible and measured response to Balakot. Yet, Modi govt continues to turn India into a rogue state”, Imran Khan said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated the commitment to continue to expose India's belligerent designs towards Pakistan and Modi government's fascism.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi also said that Pakistan would forcefully raise the evil Indian conspiracies and state terrorism globally.

In a statement on Monday, he said BJP government is bent upon undermining regional peace and stability for its political interests and to divert attention from internal affairs. He said Modi's conspiracy stands exposed as he got killed their forty soldiers in Pulwama to win the elections. 

On January 16, multiple Indian media outlets reported that television anchor Arnab Goswami knew of the Modi government’s plan to stage a strike in Pakistan days before the February 26, 2019.

However, the strike caused no loss of life in Pakistan and the Indian jets dropped their munitions on a hillside.

Evidence submitted by Mumbai police as part of an ongoing investigation on manipulation of television ratings shows that Goswami messaged Dasgupta on Whatsapp on February 23, 2019, and informed him that “something big will happen”.

Indian police also included the purported conversations between Goswami and Pratho Dasgupta, the head of a ratings company and also in custody, in the chargesheet of the case.

Following the February 14, 2019, attack in occupied Kashmir's Pulwama district, which killed at least 40 Indian security personnel, Goswami messaged Dasgupta and said: “This attack we have won like crazy.”

The police investigation began in October last year after TV channels in the western state of Maharashtra, of which Mumbai is the capital, were accused of rigging the ratings system.