Pakistani government defends travel ban on leading journalist
The Pakistani government on Thursday defended its decision to place a travel ban on a prominent journalist over an article he wrote about an alleged rift between the country's powerful military and its government.
Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan told reporters that Cyril Almeida would not be allowed to leave the country until the completion of a government committee's inquiry into the story, which authorities have repeatedly denied.
The committee would decide if anyone was to be prosecuted in relation to the story.
Almeida, a leading columnist and assistant editor at one of Pakistan's most... read more
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