Connect with us

Pakistan orders private TV channels to go off air during crackdown on Islamist protest

Thompson Reuters

Published

on

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities have ordered private television channels to go off air during a police and paramilitary crackdown on Islamist protesters in the capital on Saturday.

The suspension ordered was by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority for violating media regulations showing live coverage of a security operation, a statement from the regulator said. State-run Pakistan Television continued to broadcast but aired a talk show discussing politics.

Pakistani police used tear gas and water cannon and fought running battles with stone-throwing Islamist activists, as they moved to clear a protest by the religious hard-liners who have blocked main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks.

Continue Reading

Nation

Acid attack victim Samjhana Das succumbs to injury

Gorkha Post

Published

on

KATHMANDU — 18-year-old Samjhana Das from Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat who was undergoing treatment in Kathmandu for acid-burns, has died. Das, passed away at 11:40 pm on Sunday night at Kirtipur Hospital after infections spread to other parts of the body, according to hospital source.

Samjhana and her 16-year-old sister, Sushma from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat were attacked with acid while they were asleep on September 11 midnight.

Samjhana, whose 40 percent body parts were burnt was brought to the hospital in critical condition.

It was later revealed that their 50-year-old neighbour Ram Babu Paswan, in an act of unrequited love, had thrown on Das sisters, his primary target being the elder sister, Samjhana.

Ram Babu, the criminal in guise of a concerned neighbour, was later detained by the police based on circumstantial evidences.

Continue Reading

TOP PICKS