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Samaa News pays price on airing PTI rally live coverage

ISLAMABAD: SAMAA News transmission has been blocked in country’s capital Islamabad, Rawalpindi, and Lahore after live coverage of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) public meeting in Islamabad.

The Samaa Tv reporter and anchorperson Gharida Farooqi said that people of the areas in Islamabad, Media Town, G-5, G-6, G-7, Lui Beer, Pwp, Koring Town, Rawal Town and Chalk Shahzad were not receiving channels transmission.

She said that it looked that on back to back coverage of PTI public meeting reasoned for blockage of the channels, she added that the channel transmission also blocked in Lahore and Rawalpindi.

The areas in Rawalpindi which were not receiving the channel transmission included Satelite Town, Seventh Road.

According to her the government has directed all the cable operators that channels transmission will be blocked if any channel aired PTI’s rally live coverage.