ARY Ban: ‘#WeSupportARY’ hash-tag tops Twitter trend, slams Pemra

KARACHI: The unlawful and one-sided decision by Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority to suspend ARY News license has drawn outpouring of anger from different segments of society including politicians with an appeal to restore the channel forthwith.

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Alongside Twitter, hundreds of thousands of users also posted messages and voice their reservation on top social media forum – Facebook – against suspension of ARY News license. People slammed Pemra and the incumbent government for gagging voice of the biggest news channel of Pakistan.

The International Human Rights Organisation ‘Amnesty International’ also condemned the Pemra’s decision.

A message posted on the Amnesty website reads, “A politically motivated ban imposed on a Pakistani TV channel critical of the government constitutes a violation of the right to freedom of expression”.

Below are few of the tweets posted by politicians in support of ARY News.

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ARY Ban: ‘#WeSupportARY’ hash-tag tops Twitter trend, slams Pemra

by Azhar Khan