MQM seeks ban on Taliban’s media coverage
KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) urged the government on Wednesday to promulgate an ordinance to restrict the print and electronic media from publishing or broadcasting any statement of the Taliban.
The MQM coordination committee appealed to the government to provide full protection to all newspaper and electronic media offices so that journalists could continue to perform their professional duties without any pressure or threat.
Addressing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid and Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif, the MQM’s committee in a statement demanded that ‘extreme and crucial steps’ should be taken to deal with the unending terrorism of the Taliban for the survival and integrity of the country.
It appealed to the owners of media outlets and editors to cooperate with the government in this regard.