PM Imran Khan under fire for sharing GB photos without credit

04:26 PM | 7 Dec, 2020
PM Imran Khan under fire for sharing GB photos without credit
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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan is being roasted by social media users for sharing photos of Gilgit-Baltistan on his official Twitter account without giving credit to the photographer.

The Pakistani premier portrayed the picturesque Gilgit-Baltistan in a tweet on Sunday, and captioned it, 'The colours of Gilgit Baltistan just before the onset of winter. One of my favourite places on this earth.”

Soon after, Khan's tweet got a number of retweets lined up. Also, a sarcastic response emerged from the photographer, who stated his picture had not been credited.

Others are even coaxing the photographer to report the post and sue the premier for “stealing intellectual property”.

Many found it shocking how shamelessly these supporters of Imran Khan defending plagiarism, an act of IPR law violation

Its shocking how shamelessly these supporters of Imran Khan defending plagiarism, an act of IPR law violation.

To apologise would be the honorable thing to do by the PM.@PakPMO @CustomsIpre

— TerracottaWarrior (@SyedKhawarmehdi) December 7, 2020

Some PTI supporters followers also pointed out that PM Imran never claimed the pictures were his own and the whole issue could have been an oversight by the PM's social media team.

The Prime Minister Office is yet to respond to the photographer's objection.

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