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Pakistan - New York Times bureau chief ordered to leave on eve of elections

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores New York Times Islamabad bureau chief Declan Walsh's expulsion from Pakistan on 12 May. Walsh was handed an interior ministry note on 9 May, two days before key parliamentary elections, giving him 72 hours to leave. The note said his visa had been cancelled because of “undesirable activities” but gave no other explanation. “Deporting a foreign journalist at the very moment when historic elections are taking place is a complete contradiction of the democratic (...)

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