Islamabad [Pakistan], Jul 10 (ANI): PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Tuesday alleged that freedom of press in Pakistan had turn out to be "non-existent" below the "fascist" ruling authorities within the wake of new incidents of media blackout within the South Asian kingdom.
"I heard ultimate night time that 3 television channels -- Channel 24, AbTak and Capital television -- were pulled off-air without any notice or due procedure. That is an simply obnoxious and outrageous attack on the freedom of the press," sunrise quoted Bilawal, as pronouncing.
"The media and journalists are being pressurised. Newshounds are being forced to compromise on their personal freedom. Newshounds can not express their views freely in newspapers, and they can't tweet on their Twitter bills. If they (dare to) accomplish that, their Twitter money owed may be shut," he said.
Bilawal's feedback came an afternoon after the 3 Pakistani news channels have been taken off air in lots of towns throughout the united states of america, prompting PML-N chief Maryam Nawaz to term the incident as "implausible fascism" and a "shame."
"implausible fascism. Disgrace," Maryam, the daughter of jailed former top Minister Nawaz Sharif, had tweeted.
Reportedly, on the orders of Pakistan electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), 3 information channels -- Channel-24, Abb Takk and Capital television -- had been dispose of air for displaying a stay speech of Maryam.
"i've already stated, additionally at the floor of the national meeting, that censorship does no longer solve problems. Once again, the disappointment you are suppressing nowadays will find a manner out at some point in a single manner or every other and it's going to have terrible outcomes," Bilawal said.
On Sunday, PEMRA had earlier issued notices to 21 television channels for "unedited live telecast" of Maryam's press conference in Lahore, wherein she had launched a purported video of duty court judge Arshad Malik telling a PML-N worker that there has been a loss of evidence towards Nawaz Sharif within the Al-Azizia metallic turbines case and that he changed into "pressurised and blackmailed" to convict him.
formerly on July 1, an interview of former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari conducted via the u . S . A .'s senior journalist Hamid Mir became taken off air on Geo information channel within a couple of minutes of broadcasting.
The incident took place against the backdrop of Zardari's arrest in a multi-million greenback money laundering case. (ANI)