NEW DELHI: Voicing his support for wounded Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, former external affairs minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has called upon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stop ISI from suspending GEO TV license, ARY News reported.
According to Indian media, he made this demand in a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Sinha also described as a "vindictive and retrograde step" the decision by the ISI and Pakistan Defence Ministry to withdraw Geo TV's licence.
On Thursday, Mir had issued his first statement after the attack, saying, "I had been facing threats from both state and non-state actors, but some developments in the recent past convinced me to inform my colleagues about the elements who could most likely try to kill me."
Nawaz Sharif has constituted a committee to investigate the attack. He also went to see Mir in the hospital. After coming out, he kept mum on Geo TV's allegations that ISI was behind the attack.