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US concern about media suppression, arrest of politicians, lawyers

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ISLAMABAD; United States on Sunday expressed grave concern about the government decision to suppress the news media and to detain lawyers, politicians, human rights activists and others during the proclamation of emergency. A statement by the US Embassy in Islamabad said that the Government of the United States is gravely concerned about orders by the Government of Pakistan to suppress the freedom of media and to detain lawyers, politicians, human rights activists and others during the proclamation of emergency.

Such extreme and unreasonable measures are clearly not in Pakistan’s best interest, and contradict the progress Pakistan has made toward becoming a fully democratic society, the statement said. “We urge the Government of Pakistan to quickly lift the detention orders and immediately permit broadcasters to resume their programming, thereby ensuring that all citizens can take a constructive role in peaceful progress toward democratic elections,” concluded the statement.

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Rubab Saleem is Editor of Pakistan Times
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