Attacks on Jang, Geo in some Sindh cities continue -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Attacks on Jang, Geo in some Sindh cities continue

SAKRAND/THAREE MIR WAH/MAHYER/PUDEIDEN: Activists of a linguistic organisation burnt a few copies of the daily Jang after snatching them from hawkers and also interrupted telecasts of Geo News channel for a while in some areas of interior Sindh on Sunday.
The miscreants burnt a few copies of daily Jang and Akhbar-e-Jehan in Sakrand while the linguistic organisation agitated against Jang Group. Local cable operators also shut down telecasts of Geo News for some time due to pressure from the organisation.

Telecasts of Geo News were also closed down for a while in Sethareja. Cable operators of Sethareja, Jabbar Ariyan, told The News that activists of nationalist parties were pressuring them to block telecasts of Geo News.

Miscreants and activists of JSQM snatched a few copies of daily Jang in Mahyer and Radhan stations from a hawker, Rahid Khoso. They tortured him and burnt the snatched copies of the newspaper in Betto Chowk of the city. Activists of the nationalist party threatened to stop the supply of newspapers forthwith and said they would not allow the selling of the newspaper there.

The activists threatened hawkers and representatives of Geo News. In Pudeiden and some of its nearby areas, activists of the linguistic organisation also set a few newspaper bundles on fire after snatching them from hawkers while the transmission of Geo TV remained suspended for some time in a few areas.
Source: The News
Date:8/1/2011