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Pakistan blocks BBC World News TV channel

Pakistani cable television operators have begun blocking the BBC's international news TV channel, BBC World News.

The operators say that the move is in response to a documentary broadcast by the channel, entitled Secret Pakistan.

The Pakistan Cable Operators Association spokesman Khalid Arain said that no anti-Pakistan foreign channel would "ever" be broadcast in the country.

"We want to send them a strong message to stop this. If they don't stop this, then it is our right to stop them," he said.

  • 30 Nov 2011
  • From the section Asia