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 landÂ’.