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MQM announces four-day hunger strike against Altaf media ban


KARACHI:(APS)FEB 18,2016-The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Thursday announced it will launch a symbolic hunger strike outside the Karachi Press Club from tomorrow (Feb 19) till Feb 22 to protest against the blanket ban on media coverage of supremo Altaf Hussain’s speeches, which was imposed by the Lahore High Court in August 2015.

The hunger strike in Karachi comes after similar day-long hunger strikes outside 10 Downing Street in London held earlier this week.

The media ban on the MQM chief was put in place by the Lahore High Court in August 2015, and is enforced to date by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra).

The hunger strike was announced a day after the Rabita Committee advised Pakistanis to store food, fuel, and medicines as the “next 15 days were very critical”.

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