HRCP condemns govt decision to ban magazine -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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HRCP condemns govt decision to ban magazine

LAHORE: The Balochistan chapter of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Wednesday condemned the provincial government’s decision to close down the monthly Sumalan published from Bolan.

The commission called the move a flagrant violation of the right to freedom of expression and an attack on the freedom of the press. The commission, in a press release, said the situation in Balochistan was explosive and the government was aggravating rather than resolving matters. The statement reads:

“Abuse of fundamental human rights is rising extraordinarily. Instead of bringing about change, the government has aggravated the situation by banning the magazine, which had been publishing unbiased and impartial analyses on the state of affairs in the province for the last year or so.
Source: Daily Times
Date:5/24/2007