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2 Pakistani News Stations Briefly Taken off Air


2 Pakistani News Stations Briefly Taken off Air

2 Pakistani News Stations Briefly Taken off Air

Pakistan briefly blocked two independent news channels Saturday, as they covered the standoff between militants and soldiers at army headquarters in Islamabad

The Geo and SAMA channels, were taken off the air for a short period of time.

The stations showed a message from Pakistan's media regulatory body saying it is temporarily suspending transmission of "independent news TV channels" until further notice.

Both stations have been critical of the government in the past.


Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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