ISLAMABAD – As 24 News Television remained off most cable networks, a senior journalist said Wednesday that PTCL Broadband had also now blocked it.
Murtaza Solangi, a former director general of Radio Pakistan, pointed this out on Twitter.
He asked why were the authorities so scared of Najam Sethi and what was regulator PEMRA doing about it.
Removed from most cable channels, now channel 24 is removed from @PTCLOfficial broadband too. Why are they so scared of @najamsethi ? What is @reportpemra doing about it?
بڑا دشمن بنا پھرتا ہے جو اک چڑیا سے ڈرتا ہے
— Democrat Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) April 3, 2019
Endorsing Solangi’s tweet, Sethi said: “Good questions!.”
Sethi is at the center of it all. He spoke about tensions in the civil-military relations and also discussed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s marriage in his programs.
ایک ٹی وی چینل اور اینکر جس تواتر سے اس خواہش کا اظہار کر رہے ہیں کہ کسی طرح سول حکومت اور سلامتی کے اداروں میں دراڑ پڑے ان کیلئے عرض ہے کہ “ہزاروں خواہشیں ایسی کہ ہر خواہش پر دم نکلے”۔۔۔ اب ان پر کاروائ ہو تو فوراً جمہوریت خطرے میں آ جائے گی، بہرحال احتیاط علاج سے بہتر ہے
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 29, 2019
Responding to his commentary, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry without naming Sethi had tweeted that what the analyst wanted was wishful thinking. “Any action against him now would endanger democracy,” he said sarcastically, and then suggested: “Prevention is better than cure.”