Pakistan’s prominent journalist who reported spar between Nawaz Sharif Government and Pak army has been banned from leaving the country.
Pak’s leading daily Dawn’s senior columnist and reporter, Cyril Almeida said that he has been informed that he has been put on “exit control list” days after penning a front-page story about a dramatic confrontation between Pakistan’s civilian and army leadership over militant groups that operate from Pakistan but engage in war against India and Afghanistan.
Almeida tweeted the news and his concerns on Monday night:
I am told and have been informed and have been shown evidence that I am on the Exit Control List.— cyril almeida (@cyalm) October 10, 2016
Was a long-planned trip, for at least several mths now. There are certain things that I will never, ever forgive.— cyril almeida (@cyalm) October 10, 2016
I feel sad tonight. This is my life, my country. What went wrong.— cyril almeida (@cyalm) October 10, 2016
Puzzled, saddened. Had no intention of going anywhere; this is my home. Pakistan.— cyril almeida (@cyalm) October 11, 2016
Dawn’s investigative report about the undisclosed meeting between civilian and military leadership of the country had created a major uproar, resulting in complete rejection of the story by Pak government.