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Pakistan Bans TV Show of Host Who Stood Up for Minority Group

Pakistan’s media regulation authority on Friday barred a television host from airing his show for speaking in favor of a frequently persecuted minority community in the predominately Sunni Muslim country. The action by PEMRA came a day after the host, television actor Hamza Ali Abbasi, urged local media not to ignore persecution or killings of members of the Ahmadi community. He made the comments during his special show on the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. “Can an Islamic state...

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