The interior ministry has rescinded the security clearance of ARY News, according to reports.
Journalist Syed Talat Hussain, who was the first to break the news, premised this claim on a letter authored by the interior ministry which stated that clearance stood withdrawn following negative reports by intelligence agencies. “The NoC issued in favour of M/S Ary Communications (Pvt) Limited (ARY News) is cancelled with immediate effect and until further orders on the basis of adverse reports from agencies.”
The development may pave the way for immediate suspension of ARY News broadcasts.
ARY News — the go to network for all things Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is in trouble. Broadcasts were earlier disrupted, legal action has been initiated against top management. Accused it stands of conspiring against the State amongst a spate of other allegations.