Local twitterati were abuzz Monday night in support of veteran journalist Ansar Abbasi under the hashtag #SupportAnsarAbbasi.
According to the Twitter rumour-mill, a column of Abbasi's that did not make the publishing cut was published by news portal Saach.tv wherein he spoke about the clout of cable operators in Pakistan in influencing news channels, certain anchorpersons and journalists into not discussing the illegal airing of Indian channels in Pakistan
Lambasting vulgar and obscene content on television, Abbasi's column also talked about cable operators pressurising the aforementioned parties into not covering/reporting on the Supreme Court case proceedings regarding a petition filed by ex-Amir of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Qazi Hussain Ahmad, and Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed of the Supreme Court.
Muhammad Umar Farooq
#SupportAnsarAbbasi for obscenity/vulgarity free media in pakistan.
Fake Liberals trying to Corrupt our Society with their Corrupt mind/Characters . Save Pakistan #SupportAnsarAbbasi
Even in US thr r strict laws abt wt can b shown on prime time TV. Secular doesn't mean throwing obscenity in ppl's face#SupportAnsarAbbasi
#SupportAnsarAbbasi Because he has every right to express his views, media censorship is not acceptable.
Syed Sohail Ali
Boldness on TV is not spreading awareness. It's a conspiracy to further damage the deteriorating morality in #Pakistan
Yes We Khan
#SupportAnsarAbbasi We have social media to propogate the Kallama-e-Haq of Ansar Media and you can't censor it!
ur media owners r tempted & forget judgment day whn everything comes out openly. If you want to success in judgment day#SupportAnsarAbbasi
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