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Pakistan tells Indian journalists to leave

Published on May 14, 2014 9:18 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan has ordered the only two Indian journalists stationed in the country to leave within a week, telling them their visas would not be renewed, officials said Wednesday.

Meena Menon of The Hindu newspaper and Snehesh Alex Philip of the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency were given letters late on Tuesday telling them they must leave Pakistan by May 20.

Both journalists had been posted in Pakistan for less than a year and no reason was given for the decision to deny them new visas.

The move comes just days before the results of India's general election, with Hindu hardliner Narendra Modi expected to triumph.

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