Afghanistan bans Pakistani newspapers

Kabul says Pakistan newspapers carry statements of Taliban spokespersons, a source of Taliban propaganda.

Web Desk September 21, 2012
Afghanistan bans Pakistani newspapers

KABUL: Afghanistan on Friday banned all Pakistani newspapers from entering the country in an attempt to block the Taliban from influencing public opinion via the press, the Associated Press reported.

The order was issued by the ministry of interior, because Pakistani newspapers publish statements of the Taliban, becoming a conduit for their propaganda.

”The news is not based in reality and it is creating concerns for our countrymen in the eastern provinces of Afghanistan,” the ministry said in a statement. ”Also, the newspapers are a propaganda resource of the Taliban spokespersons.”

The ministry ordered blocking entry of the papers at the Torkham border crossing. They further directed border police to gather up Pakistani newspapers in the three eastern provinces of Nangarhar, Kunar and Nuristan.


James Bond | 11 years ago | Reply

Only if we would have banned kalashnikov and Heroine 20 years ago from Afganishtan, Pakistan would have been a better place. Good decision by Afgan government. Wake up Pakistan. That is what think of us.

El Duderino | 11 years ago | Reply

Wow! what a joke, does Afghanistan even have any newspapers of their own!?

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