Talat Hussain show leading to suspension of DawnNews transmission


Islamabad: Transmission of DawnNews has started to be interrupted in many areas of Pakistan, apparently in an attempt to stop what Pakistani journalist Talat Hussain has to say about ‘Riaz Thekaydar’, as he termed it, and Mediagate in his programme ‘News Night with Talat’.

People in some parts of Islamabad (Sector I-8, I-9. I-10), Taxila, Sargodha, Lahore, Hyderabad, Wah Cantt and Peshawar are being deprived of watching the channel, DawnNews reported.

Local residents said it is not due to the power load-shedding, and in fact, some cable operators are trying to interrupt DawnNews transmission.

Talat Hussain has come hard on Bahria Town’s owner Malik Riaz since the scandal against Chief Justice of Pakistan’s son, Arsalan Iftikhar has surfaced.

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has taken notice of the incident.


  1. We pay regard to Talat Hussain at his brave step. We believe he is the man, who should be a symbolic example for media. As CJ Iftikhar Ch is for Judiciary.  

  2. I agreed, transmission of DawnNews has stoped in my area in township lahore, cable company name is MAX Cable. Down News Channel stoped last 3-4 days. Please open the true channel.