Pakistan Acknowledges, Tries to Explain Ban Against Reporter

October 13, 2016 2:28 PM

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Pakistan's interior minister has confirmed authorities imposed a travel ban on a prominent journalist, saying the step was taken after the reporter tried to flee the country.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told reporters on Thursday that the government is seeking to find out who gave what the minister claims is "incorrect information" to newsman Cyril Almeida.

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