Thursday, August 12, 2010

Two Pakistani TV channels say shut over anti-Zardari reports

GEO Pakistan, Aug 10, 2010

KARACHI: Two key Pakistani television channels were shut in southern Pakistan on Tuesday amid protests by ruling party workers over reports against the country’s embattled president, the channels said.

“Geo television remains off the air in Karachi and other parts of Sindh province,” its managing director, Azhar Abbas told AFP.

Workers of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) staged a protest outside its office in Karachi, he said.

A graffiti campaign has also been launched against Geo in Karachi while bundles of the Jang daily and English language The News owned by the same group were snatched and burnt in other cities and towns, he added.

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