Sindh cancels 3 declarations
KARACHI: The Sindh government has cancelled the declarations of one daily and two weekly magazines in pursuance of Section 19 of the Press and Publication Ordinance 2002, said an official handout on Monday.
The publications, daily Zarb-e-Islam, weekly Friday Special and weekly Wajood are known to be critical of government policies.
However, the handout claimed that the above mentioned newspaper and magazines had been banned for publishing objectionable material that created sectarian extremism and hatred between sects and posed a danger to public safety/order as reported by the capital city police officer (CCPO) and Home Department recommendations.
The Sindh government last month arrested the editor of Wajood, Muhammad Tahir, an assistant editor of Friday Special, Abdul Latif Abu Shamil, and other journalists working for the three publications and sent them to jail on the same charges.
The journalists were granted bail by a court after 15 days.
The government claimed that the decision to cancel the declarations had been taken in the interest of maintaining public order. online