Leading Pakistani journalist says barred from leaving country over article



A prominent Pakistani journalist says he has been barred from leaving the country after he wrote an article, denied by the authorities, about a rift between the government and the powerful military.
Cyril Almeida's name has been placed on the Exit Control List, his newspaper Dawn reported on Tuesday, citing officials.
An interior ministry spokesman said he could not confirm the order had been issued.
Almeida, a leading columnist and assistant editor at one of Pakistan's most respected English-language dailies, issued a tweet late on Monday about the ban.
"I am told and have been... read more

 
11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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