Pakistani Cable TV Operators blocked BBC News Channel in Pakistan
Posted by DTHNews Blog on 8:32:00 PM in NEWS UPDATE | Comments : 0
The operators accused the channel of broadcasting what they described as anti-Pakistan content in the wake of a cross-border NATO attack that killed 24 soldiers.
Some operators said the channel was blocked for airing the two-part documentary Secret Pakistan, which highlighted links between the Inter-Services Intelligence agency and Taliban fighters.
While the documentary was broadcast in other parts of the world earlier, it was aired in Pakistan over the weekend.
BBC World News disappeared from cable networks in cities across the country last evening, shortly after the All Pakistan Cable Operators Association said all foreign news channels airing anti-Pakistan content would be barred.
The BBC said it was concerned by the move and called for the channel to be speedily reinstated.
Source - www.newsonair.com
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