Two TV channels stay closed
KARACHI: Two television channels were shut in southern Pakistan on Tuesday amid protests by ruling party workers over reports against the country’s embattled president, the channels said. “Geo television remains off the air in Karachi and other parts of Sindh province,” its managing director, Azhar Abbas, said.
Workers of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) staged a protest outside its office in Karachi, he said. “It is all being done by PPP activists and I am 100 percent sure the government is behind this campaign,” Abbas said. The government denied involvement, saying it opposed such attacks. “This is a conspiracy against our government, this is a media campaign against us,” provincial information minister Jamil Soomro told AFP. “We will offer protection if cable operators asked,” he said.
Source: Business Recorder