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Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir stopped from hosting show on TV channel


The TV channel stopped hosting its popular talk show. He had criticized the country’s powerful ‘establishment’ in the wake of an attack on a fellow journalist. Mir made a fiery speech in Islamabad on Friday at a protest by journalists against the attack on journalist Asad Toor by three “unknown” persons. He had demanded to fix accountability in the attack.

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Mir hosts the prime time ‘Capital Talk’ show on ‘Jio TV’. Mir was sent on leave by the TV network which claims he is currently a part of the news channel.

Hamid Mir’s statement

The journalist confirmed the development, saying it was not new to him as he had vowed to fight despite the “results”.

Hamid Mir’s statement

He tweeted, “Nothing new to me. I was banned twice earlier also. Lost job twice. I cannot stop raising my voice for the rights given in the constitution. This time I am ready for any result and ready to go to any extent. Because they are threatening my family.

There has been no statement from the government in this regard, but journalist organizations and others have criticized the move. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has also condemned the move.

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