Pakistan to block Indian content on TV, radio as tension simmers

By Syed Raza Hassan Karachi, Oct 20 : Pakistan will ban all Indian content on television and radio channels from tomorrow, its media regulator said, stepping up tit-for-tat bans that followed a spike in tension between the neighbours. The blanket ban drew immediate criticism from viewers and cable operators in Pakistan, a nation of 190 […]

At least 30 killed as two buses collide in Pakistan

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, Oct 17 : At least 30 people were killed in Pakistan when two buses collided in southern Punjab province, police said today. Images from the crash site showed a bus on its side with its windows shattered, and another bus with its roof partly caved in. Officials said the […]

Pakistan lifts travel ban for journalist but warns media

By Amjad Ali ISLAMABAD, Oct 14 : Pakistan today lifted a travel ban on a prominent journalist over an article he wrote about an alleged rift between the country’s government and powerful military, but sternly warned media against publishing reports against the national interest. The Interior Ministry said Cyril Almeida, a leading columnist and assistant […]

Pakistan lifts travel ban for journalist but warns media

By Amjad Ali ISLAMABAD, Oct 14 : Pakistan today lifted a travel ban on a prominent journalist over an article he wrote about an alleged rift between the country’s government and powerful military, but sternly warned media against publishing reports against the national interest. The Interior Ministry said Cyril Almeida, a leading columnist and assistant […]

Pakistani government defends travel ban on leading journalist

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Oct 13 : The Pakistani government today defended its decision to place a travel ban on a prominent journalist over an article he wrote about an alleged rift between the country’s powerful military and its government. Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan told reporters that Cyril Almeida would not be allowed to […]

Pakistan PM rushes to end energy shortages ahead of 2018 poll

By Drazen Jorgic LAHORE/ISLAMABAD, Oct 10 : In Abdul Aziz’s print shop, the daily blackouts that plunge him into darkness and silence his rolling presses are costly and chip away at his faith in Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. For nearly a decade, power shortages have hobbled the country’s economy and eaten into Aziz’s profits, […]