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Read the letter " the Client does not include PTI political party registered in Pakistan" Should we have lobbying groups like India does and Israel does or should we do what we have been doing the last 30 years? The strongest lobby in the US is AIPAC which gaurantees US protections and billions in military and other aid to another first world country. Should Pakistani americans and Pakistani canadians not be politically active to represents themselves or we leave it just to the military? We are 20 years behind India and 50 years behind Isreal because of people like you demonizing any attempt to have influence with the American public. Get it in your skull Mr Fools ... military only ties only get so far and are transactional. Pakistani diaspora who are very well to do and numerous can be a bulwark against anti Pak legislation, just treat them with respect and gratitude.
 

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Oh so PR firms are now lobbying firms...nice.
“Fenton/Arlook shall provide public relations services, including but not limited to distributing information to and briefing journalists, placing articles and broadcasts, arranging interviews with representatives or supporters of PTI, advising on social media efforts and other such public relations services,” the agreement signed between PTI and the PR firm stated.

This is written within the article itself. The article itself writes 'PR firm stated'.

Social media presence, journalist correspondence, and getting TV interviews is lobbying?

But the headline is made out to be 'lobbying firm'.

Journalism is so sh!t in this country.
 

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We can argue the language. But PTI is doing this to look better. It certainly is a step back from the maximalist anti US rhetoric.

Where does hiring a social media PRI firm (basically a marketing agency) mean 'PTI steps up efforts to establish 'good relations' with US, hires lobbying firm'.

The US in the headline implies the US government, and combine it with a lobby firm, and you think (as I was before reading the article) that PTI hired lobbyists in DC!
 

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PTI will pay $25,000 per month to Washington-based lobbying firm Fenton/Arlock LLC​

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PTI has engaged a Washington-based lobbying firm to support the party's goal of developing good ties with the United States and the Pakistani diaspora in the country, it emerged on Friday.
The development comes after reports claimed that the party is making attempts to mend ties with the Joe Biden administration. The PTI had accused US for overthrowing the Imran Khan-led government through a conspiracy by supporting the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

The PTI USA, which is based in New York, is the principal client of the lobbying firm. The firm has been hired for a period of six months at the cost of $25,000 to manage the PTI USA’s public and media relations.

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The agreement was signed on August 1 between David Fenton of the Fenton/Arlook and Salman Ravala, the attorney for PTI USA.

The agreement further states that the PTI USA is not supervised, owned or controlled by any foreign political party but will “in certain instances” be “directed by the foreign political party in Pakistan”, therefore the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
“Fenton/Arlook shall provide public relations services, including but not limited to distributing information to and briefing journalists, placing articles and broadcasts, arranging interviews with representatives or supporters of PTI, advising on social media efforts and other such public relations services,” the agreement signed between PTI and the PR firm stated.
“For this work Fenton/Arlook will charge a monthly retainer fee of $25,000 plus expenses. Payment of 2 months of fees in advance, or $50,000, plus an expense advance of $5,000 is due on or before August 10th, 2022, to cover work in August and September, 2022,” it further read.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan had claimed that the US had threatened to topple his government due to his independent foreign policy —a blame both the US and PDM deny.

However, the party has now been making efforts to rebuild its ties with the US and recently the PTI chairman had a secret video call with US Ambassador Donald Bloom.


Reportedly, Pakistan Embassy in Washington also acquired the services of the same firm.

‘PR firm not lobbying firm’​

However, senior PTI leader and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry tried to play down the move.


“I have asked for the Urdu translation of the papers so that journalists and ministers can understand that this is not a lobbying firm but a media relations firm engaged by PTI USA to highlight its point of view in the media,” he said in a tweet.
Such companies, Fawad said, have a job to build relationships in the media with the party.

‘Imran Khan has hundred faces’​

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal has slammed PTI chairman for trying to fool the nation.
“I have never had any doubt that Imran Khan has a hundred faces. What he poses and professes is a smokescreen. Behind this smokescreen is the face of an egomaniac, narcissist and selfish person.”


Ahsan Iqbal said that Imran Khan is now begging the USA by all means whether sending emissaries or engaging lobbyists.


Still, IK needs lobbying?
The overwhelming stress is causing severe comprehension issues.


Thoroughly read the below from @Riz and comprehend it OR the help of 'Parchi Wala' is already at your disposal

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Overseas Pakistanis are dumb to being used as tissue paper

Remember who started that PTA-phone-tax on the mobiles of these very “overseas” pakistanis???
Yeah it was IK who did that and taxes have increased in pmln govt tenure……not going away
That was excellent decision because many tax evaders were basically smuggling used phones and selling in Pakistan costing pakistan of tax money.
 

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That was excellent decision because many tax evaders were basically smuggling used phones and selling in Pakistan costing pakistan of tax money.
i brought my phone from canada to use here….i am tax evader and smuggler??
The labourers who bought their phones in middle east are also smugglers and tax evaders?

Does pti know the shit that comes outta their policies? Smugglers/evaders and common man are now the same and deserve to b heavily taxed ?? What kind of dumb shit is that?

But yeah go ahead keep licking IK behind. When he sells u completely after his “majority” maybe u change your mind then.
Maybe he’s going to sell/possess your homes too for imf by then
 

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i brought my phone from canada to use here….i am tax evader and smuggler??
The labourers who bought their phones in middle east are also smugglers and tax evaders?

Does pti know the shit that comes outta their policies? Smugglers/evaders and common man are now the same and deserve to b heavily taxed ?? What kind of dumb shit is that?

But yeah go ahead keep licking IK behind. When he sells u completely after his “majority” maybe u change your mind then.
Maybe he’s going to sell/possess your homes too for imf by then
You can continue eating from Nawaz and zardari or bajwa or fazla rear.

And once you finish eating focus on comprehension skills and reread. You or labors from middle east may not be smuggler but many Pakistanis were bringing in 10 20 used phones and selling in Pakistan.
 

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PTI will pay $25,000 per month to Washington-based lobbying firm Fenton/Arlock LLC​

View attachment 869982
PTI has engaged a Washington-based lobbying firm to support the party's goal of developing good ties with the United States and the Pakistani diaspora in the country, it emerged on Friday.
The development comes after reports claimed that the party is making attempts to mend ties with the Joe Biden administration. The PTI had accused US for overthrowing the Imran Khan-led government through a conspiracy by supporting the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

The PTI USA, which is based in New York, is the principal client of the lobbying firm. The firm has been hired for a period of six months at the cost of $25,000 to manage the PTI USA’s public and media relations.

Related Stories​


The agreement was signed on August 1 between David Fenton of the Fenton/Arlook and Salman Ravala, the attorney for PTI USA.

The agreement further states that the PTI USA is not supervised, owned or controlled by any foreign political party but will “in certain instances” be “directed by the foreign political party in Pakistan”, therefore the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
“Fenton/Arlook shall provide public relations services, including but not limited to distributing information to and briefing journalists, placing articles and broadcasts, arranging interviews with representatives or supporters of PTI, advising on social media efforts and other such public relations services,” the agreement signed between PTI and the PR firm stated.
“For this work Fenton/Arlook will charge a monthly retainer fee of $25,000 plus expenses. Payment of 2 months of fees in advance, or $50,000, plus an expense advance of $5,000 is due on or before August 10th, 2022, to cover work in August and September, 2022,” it further read.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan had claimed that the US had threatened to topple his government due to his independent foreign policy —a blame both the US and PDM deny.

However, the party has now been making efforts to rebuild its ties with the US and recently the PTI chairman had a secret video call with US Ambassador Donald Bloom.


Reportedly, Pakistan Embassy in Washington also acquired the services of the same firm.

‘PR firm not lobbying firm’​

However, senior PTI leader and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry tried to play down the move.


“I have asked for the Urdu translation of the papers so that journalists and ministers can understand that this is not a lobbying firm but a media relations firm engaged by PTI USA to highlight its point of view in the media,” he said in a tweet.
Such companies, Fawad said, have a job to build relationships in the media with the party.

‘Imran Khan has hundred faces’​

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal has slammed PTI chairman for trying to fool the nation.
“I have never had any doubt that Imran Khan has a hundred faces. What he poses and professes is a smokescreen. Behind this smokescreen is the face of an egomaniac, narcissist and selfish person.”


Ahsan Iqbal said that Imran Khan is now begging the USA by all means whether sending emissaries or engaging lobbyists.
Misleading headline. This is reputation management not lobbying.
 

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You can continue eating from Nawaz and zardari or bajwa or fazla rear.

And once you finish eating focus on comprehension skills and reread. You or labors from middle east may not be smuggler but many Pakistanis were bringing in 10 20 used phones and selling in Pakistan.
Lol dumb amreekan

I don’t give an eff about ppp/pml or anyone. They’re all the fucking same. I detest them all equally

Its not necessary or mandatory to love or support pti. I’ve never voted nor do i intend to. Sab unislamic systems hain sab chor beghairats

Why do people assume that non-pti supporters are belonging to pdm ??? Brainless people
 

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You can continue eating from Nawaz and zardari or bajwa or fazla rear.

And once you finish eating focus on comprehension skills and reread. You or labors from middle east may not be smuggler but many Pakistanis were bringing in 10 20 used phones and selling in Pakistan.

Lol dumb amreekan

I don’t give an eff about ppp/pml or anyone. They’re all the fucking same. I detest them all equally

Its not necessary or mandatory to love or support pti. I’ve never voted nor do i intend to. Sab unislamic systems hain sab chor beghairats

Why do people assume that non-pti supporters are belonging to pdm ??? Brainless people

@Catalystic bashes PMLN equally, infact I think he got soft corner for PTI but hardcore PTI fans like @American Pakistani cant even take little bit of genuine criticism of PTI and start abusing person.
 

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i brought my phone from canada to use here….i am tax evader and smuggler??
The labourers who bought their phones in middle east are also smugglers and tax evaders?

Does pti know the shit that comes outta their policies? Smugglers/evaders and common man are now the same and deserve to b heavily taxed ?? What kind of dumb shit is that?

But yeah go ahead keep licking IK behind. When he sells u completely after his “majority” maybe u change your mind then.
Maybe he’s going to sell/possess your homes too for imf by then

I have not read the whole discussion you are having...but this measure was to deter those who brought in 30 phones in their suitcases to sell for a profit...not people like you, the laborer in middle east, or me. That is why there is a 90 day grace period.
 

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