Arshad Sharif of DAWN TV under threat

Censoring Dawn TV‏ – by A. H. Nayyar

A very interesting thing happened this evening (28th July).

DawnTV was airing Arshad Sharif’s talk show Reporter. The topic today was growth of Islamic militancy, especially Jundullah within Pakistan’s military and its connection with Jaish-e-Muhammad and Lashkar-e-Tayyaba.

He started by showing a documentary on how Jundullah started in Quetta cantonment, how it spread across different formations of the military, showing some footage that looked original.

The discussants with Arshad were Air Marshall Shahzad Choudhry, Zahid Hussain and ret Gen Hamid Nawaz. As the documentary started, we saw, Hamid nawaz getting up and leaving.

Arshad then showed another short documentary which gave public sentiments on such trends in the military. Then came a commercial break.

After the break, the viewers saw that the program has been taken off the air. Instead Dawn started airing a completely different and old episode of Reporter. Clearly, the live program was censored. And clearly, from the top military brass.

What does the military have to hide that needed this censoring? Any comments from anyone knowledgeable?

I truly fear for the life of the brave journalist who had prepared the documentary.

Courtesy: → LUBP

via → LIC blog

One thought on “Arshad Sharif of DAWN TV under threat”

  1. I dont know if there is any separate Organization for Electronic Media anchors
    ( such as PFUJ ) but if there is NOT there SHOULD be . They should voice their concern over such matters Internationally . We cant Afford Losing the BEST of our Bold Minds ! WE dont want to have only ” SALABLE commodities ” like those anchors ..who CONCEAL truth & Show there GOLD WATCHES on the Screens …
    Please , if there is some Organization … it should RAISE the matter … May Allah be with our Proud Journalist … Arshad Sareef & his kind … ameen

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