• Tuesday, December 06, 2022


Pakistan bans leading journalist from leaving country

Almeida’s report comes against the backdrop of renewed tension between India and Pakistan over Kashmir

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Pakistan’s government has imposed a travel ban on a leading journalist after he sparked an uproar by reporting that civilian officials had clashed with the military over its covert support for militants. Cyril Almeida, an assistant editor at Dawn, the country’s oldest and most prestigious English daily, announced on Tuesday (October 11) he had been placed on the “Exit Control List”. The report published on Friday prompted threats on social media and was denied three times by the office of prime minister Nawaz Sharif. “I am told and have been informed and have been shown evidence that I am on…

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