October 10th, 2009
ISLAMABAD – The Pakistani government Saturday blocked the transmissions of four private news channels as they were covering a stand-off at the military headquarters in Rawalpindi where six soldiers died and two militants were believed to be holding a number of officers hostage.
“We have no idea why our transmissions are blocked. We were only airing live what was going on at the scene,” said the news controller for Geo television Ansar Naqvi over telephone from its head office in Karachi.
“We have been informed that the transmissions would soon be restored,” he added.
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