US media blocked in Pakistan for spreading propaganda

Islamabad, Dec 13, IRNA - The Urdu and Pashto websites of Voice of America (VOA) have been blocked in Pakistan for what described by officials as spreading “propaganda” against security forces and posting prejudiced content, local media reported on Thursday.

Pakistan's Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said that the website had been blocked by the government through the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority as there were complaints that the website was being used for spreading “propaganda” against security forces and for posting prejudiced material.

Chaudhry went on to blame the VOA of trying to provide audience with one-sided reports and portraying a negative image of what happens in Pakistan.

“The stories they were doing were only projecting a particular narrative without any impartial view. There are many things happening in our country and most are positive,” he said.

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