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Pakistan television station off-air in some army areas over row with military

Published on Apr 24, 2014 11:11 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - A Pakistani TV station embroiled in a row with the military over the shooting of one of its presenters has been taken off-air in some parts of the country, cable operators said Thursday.

The defence ministry on Tuesday urged the national media regulator to cancel Geo TV's broadcasting licence after it aired allegations that the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency was behind an attempt to kill top anchor Hamid Mir.

Current affairs talkshow host Mir is recovering after being shot at least three times in his car in Karachi on Saturday.

After the attack Geo broadcast comments by Mr Mir's brother Amir Mir, also a journalist, saying the ISI was to blame, triggering an acrimonious response.

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