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Journalists of The Press Trust of India and The Hindu receive letters saying their visas will not be renewed. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has told both Indian journalists stationed in Islamabad that they must leave within a week, the journalists told Reuters on Wednesday, saying they had been informed that their visas would not be renewed.

The move came amid simmering tensions between Pakistan’s powerful military and a civilian government that appears dovish towards archrival India, where Hindu nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi appears set to win a general election.

Late on Tuesday night, Snehesh Alex Philip of The Press Trust of India and Meena Menon ofThe Hindu received letters telling them that their visas would not be renewed. No reason was given. Both had been in Pakistan for less than a year.

Pakistan has become an increasingly dangerous place for journalists to operate, but restrictions put on Indian reporters’ movements are stricter than for other foreign journalists.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has repeatedly said publicly that he wants to improve relations with India and has pledged to improve press freedoms. But Pakistan’s military remains deeply suspicious of both journalists and India.

The two nuclear-armed neighbours have fought three wars since they became separate countries in 1947. Their governments have a reciprocal arrangement allowing two correspondents from each country to be stationed in the other’s capital.

Pakistani journalists face much greater threats than foreigners. At least 34 Pakistani journalists have been killed for their work since Pakistan returned to democracy in 2008, but in only one case has the killer been convicted.

Last year, the government expelled a reporter from The New York Times.

Pakistan tells two Indian journalists to leave within week – The Express Tribune
 

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Shouldnt the journalist be concentrating on India with all the elections?

It is the right of any govt to refuse to renew visas...so why is this a big issue?


Late on Tuesday night, Snehesh Alex Philip of The Press Trust of India and Meena Menon ofThe Hindu received letters telling them that their visas would not be renewed. No reason was given. Both had been in Pakistan for less than a year.

No reason needs to be given for not wanting to renew a visa!

Pakistan has become an increasingly dangerous place for journalists to operate, but restrictions put on Indian reporters’ movements are stricter than for other foreign journalists.
Of course if they die it will be blamed on ISI rather than mirch maslah reporting or stupid behavior!
 

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Shouldnt the journalist be concentrating on India with all the elections?

It is the right of any govt to refuse to renew visas...so why is this a big issue?




No reason needs to be given for not wanting to renew a visa!


Of course if they die it will be blamed on ISI rather than mirch maslah reporting or stupid behavior!
Ab unke Marne Aur isi ke blame hone se sab international journalists ko bhaga dein Kia?
 

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Pakistan tells two Indian journalists to leave within week

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Journalists of The Press Trust of India and The Hindu receive letters saying their visas will not be renewed. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has told both Indian journalists stationed in Islamabad that they must leave within a week, the journalists told Reuters on Wednesday, saying they had been informed that their visas would not be renewed.

The move came amid simmering tensions between Pakistan’s powerful military and a civilian government that appears dovish towards archrival India, where Hindu nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi appears set to win a general election.

Late on Tuesday night, Snehesh Alex Philip of The Press Trust of India and Meena Menon ofThe Hindu received letters telling them that their visas would not be renewed. No reason was given. Both had been in Pakistan for less than a year.

Pakistan has become an increasingly dangerous place for journalists to operate, but restrictions put on Indian reporters’ movements are stricter than for other foreign journalists.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has repeatedly said publicly that he wants to improve relations with India and has pledged to improve press freedoms. But Pakistan’s military remains deeply suspicious of both journalists and India.

The two nuclear-armed neighbours have fought three wars since they became separate countries in 1947. Their governments have a reciprocal arrangement allowing two correspondents from each country to be stationed in the other’s capital.

Pakistani journalists face much greater threats than foreigners. At least 34 Pakistani journalists have been killed for their work since Pakistan returned to democracy in 2008, but in only one case has the killer been convicted.

Last year, the government expelled a reporter from The New York Times.

Pakistan tells two Indian journalists to leave within week – The Express Tribune
Nhing's wrong with this done for their own security..
 

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Ab unke Marne Aur isi ke blame hone se sab international journalists ko bhaga dein Kia?
Esp India...coz they cry the loudest and for the longest periods of time!

Just like they chased the Kashmiri students from India when some got roughed up for supporting Pakistan...
 

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Nhing's wrong with this done for their own security..
So other journalists should be kicked out too?since this month looks like a kicking journalist month:sarcastic:

Esp India...coz they cry the loudest and for the longest periods of time!

Just like they chased the Kashmiri students from India when some got roughed up for supporting Pakistan...
Now now don't bring in Kashmir here,that's a completely different issue talon ji :)
 

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Now now don't bring in Kashmir here,that's a completely different issue talon ji :)
I said it is similar...I am using the same excuse "for their protection" :angel:

Kicking journalist thing I said was in sarcasm,is se Pakistan ka naam Aur kharab huwa duniya main:(
Yaar jo journalist A dekhta hai and N report kerta hai...beech ki story kha jata hai...It is better to deport such elements they ruin the country's reputation more from being in the country than out of it!
 

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They must be making or trying to make fuss out there....good move by GoP hope they do it with every indians and their supporters who are trying to create sh!t in Pakistan.
 

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lol....what are they doing there.......:confused:
they must be raw agent ...who knows....:D:D
 

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ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: The two Indian journalists posted to Pakistan have been virtually expelled by the Pakistan government without assigning any reasons.

Press Trust of India's (PTI) Snehesh Alex Philip and Hindu's Meena Menon received letters late last night from the Pakistan government informing them that their visas are not being extended although both have been in Islamabad only for about nine months.

Following the move by Islamabad, the Indian government today said it ..

Read more at:
Two Indian journalists virtually expelled from Pakistan, India to take up matter - The Economic Times
 

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