Afghanistan blocks All Pak Newspapers over ‘propaganda’
Amid tense tied up over the border crossing, all Pakistani newspapers, accusing of a conduit for Taliban propaganda, especially Torkham, has been blocked to be entered in a busy border crossing of Afghanistan, aiming at Kabul.
As per the Interior Ministry’s order, the government has also seized distribution of Pakistani newspapers in the three eastern provinces of Nangarhar, Kunar and Nuristan, in a wake of stopping Taliban’s attempt over influencing public opinion against government.
Pakistani newspapers, are usually filled by Taliban insurgency leaders what they saying at 11-year Afghan war, not properly represent Afghan government, terming as anti-government propaganda and said NATO-allies are not with a motive to give security support.
“In recent months Pakistani newspapers have started an anti-Afghan government campaign, especially in the eastern provinces. The papers print Taliban propaganda, question the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan and run an anti-government campaign,” Sayed Ihsanuddin Taheri told reporters, adding to allow country wide ban.
There is a threatical row between Afghanistan and Pakistan on Taliban operation near the Kabul border over attacks operated across their porous from the past several months fue to a NATO withdrawal combat troop by 2014.
Reports said that Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul called on Pakistan to stop shelling in the border province of Kunar, killing dozens of civilians.