Ar­ti­cle sparks ban

7 Days in Dubai - - SPECIAL REPORT -

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.

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