the republic logo

Pakistan's powerful army asks government to shut down leading TV channel over 'false' reports

Share/Save/Bookmark

ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani official says the army has sought to shut down the country's leading Geo News TV channel.

The official, Fakhruddin Mughal, says a legal team of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority is meeting on Wednesday to examine the army's request.

Mughal says that Pakistan's defense ministry filed a complaint against the TV.

A copy of the complaint was posted on the website of the Committee to Protect Journalists. It says the army wants the station closed because it allegedly carried on a "false and scandalous campaign" against Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, or the ISI.

The TV has run accusations against the spy agency, blaming it for an "assassination attempt" against the station's popular talk show host, Hamid Mir, who was shot and wounded last week.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.