Pak's top daily Dawn 'feels the heat' over reporting Nawaz Sharif's 26/11 remark
After the former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif admitted that Pak terrorists carried out the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, one of the leading daily 'Dawn' who published the explosive interview is facing a backlash and restriction in distributions, states international media watchdog.
In an interview with the Dawn newspaper earlier this month, Nawaz Sharif, for the first time, questioned Pakistan's policy to allow the "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in Mumbai.
Forcefully halting #DawnNews transmission & distribution of newspaper is condemnable. Suppressing free media is how dictatorship starts. It's not just attack on media, it's blatant attempt to control democracy. Here comes time when silence is betrayal.#بول_کہ_لب_آزاد_ہیں_تیرے— Xma (@AasmaQamer) May 19, 2018
According to International media watchdog, Dawn which is Pakistan's one of the oldest newspaper is in trouble after publishing Sharif's interview on 26/11. They are even facing restriction in a lot of countries.
In the interview, Sharif questioned the Pak government, he said, "Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can't we complete the trial?"
International media watchdog said, "Information, distribution is being disrupted in most of Baluchistan province, in many cities in Sindh province and in all military cantonments."
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that Sharif met him and clarified that his statement on the Mumbai terror attack was "misreported".