1. Pakistan media blackout: All TV channels to go off air amid Islamabad protest

Pakistan media blackout: All TV channels to go off air amid Islamabad protest

Pakistani police used tear gas and water cannon and fought running battles with stone-throwing Islamist activists, as they moved to clear a protest by the religious hard-liners who have blocked main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks.

By: | Published: November 25, 2017 2:32 PM
Pakistani authorities ordered private television channels to go off air on Saturday during a police and paramilitary crackdown on Islamist protesters in the capital. (Reuters)

Pakistani authorities ordered private television channels to go off air on Saturday during a police and paramilitary crackdown on Islamist protesters in the capital. The suspension was ordered by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority for violating media regulations showing live coverage of a security operation, a statement from the regulator said. State-run Pakistan Television continued to broadcast, but aired a talk show discussing politics. Pakistani police used tear gas and water cannon and fought running battles with stone-throwing Islamist activists, as they moved to clear a protest by the religious hard-liners who have blocked main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks.

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  1. S
    Syed
    Nov 26, 2017 at 2:20 am
    Even after 70 years of independence, Pakistanis are still wrestling with religious fanatics - the Islamists who are harming Islam, Muslims Pakistan while Israel India keep on progressing. It's time to end this fundamental religious drama being played out in the name of the world's peaceful religion. The Sunnis and Shias worship the same One True Allah, believe in the same Prophet, and read the same Quran which teaches all Muslims to shun bigotry, intolerance and treat each other as brothers.
    Reply
    1. Damodaran Sasidaran Churicode
      Nov 26, 2017 at 6:25 am
      Well said. Let this wonderful World of ours remain peaceful and let us spread LOVE among us. All the best.
      Reply

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