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KARACHI: Rally against ban on TV channel

KARACHI: Nov 15: The leaders, workers and supporters of various political, social and religious parties and groups gathered outside Karachi Press Club on Wednesday to stage a demonstration against the government’s order to suspend telecast of Sindh TV, a Sindhi-language private satellite television.The rally’s participants were holding placards and chanting slogans against the government. They accused Islamabad of violating its own claims about a free media existing in Pakistan.

PPP leader and leader of the opposition in Sindh Assembly Nisar Khuhro, PML-N leader Saleem Zia, and leaders of nationalist parties said that they would go for a province-wide agitation if the ban on the private TV channel was not lifted.The participants also adopted a resolution in which they condemned the ban and said it was not only an attack on freedom of the Press but ‘a grave violation of the law of the land’.
Source: Dawn
Date:11/16/2006