Article sparks ban
A journalist said authorities have barred him from leaving Pakistan after his newspaper published an article of his contending there is a rift between the government and military leaders on tackling militants. Cyril Almeida, who is Pakistani, tweeted late on Monday that his name has been added to the government’s “exit control list” though he had no immediate plans to travel. Government officials could not be reached for confirmation. Last week, Almeida’s paper, The Dawn, published a front page article about the purported conflict between the military and the civilian sector. The government has denied any rifts and called the article fabricated.