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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf hires lobbying firm to establish ‘good relations’ with US

The development comes after reports claimed that the party is making attempts to mend ties with the US President Joe Biden-led administration, The News reported.

Karachi: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has engaged a Washington-based lobbying firm to support the party’s goal of developing good ties with the US and the Pakistani diaspora in the country, it emerged on Friday, according to a media report.

The development comes after reports claimed that the party is making attempts to mend ties with the US President Joe Biden-led administration, The News reported.

The PTI had accused the 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.

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, The News reported.

“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.

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