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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:37 PM
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Dubai could allow Pakistan TVs to resume broadcasting
Source: AFP

DUBAI (AFP) - Media authorities in Dubai said on Saturday they were considering whether to allow two leading private Pakistani news channels to resume broadcasting after shutting them down the day before.

"We are in contact with them... to see if there is a possibility to (allow them to) resume" broadcasting, Amina Rustamani, head of Dubai's media watchdog, told AFP.

The two networks, Geo and ARYOne, said on Saturday that they were shut down the night before amid pressure from Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

Geo and ARYOne had been blacked out on cable in Pakistan since November 3, when Musharraf imposed a state of emergency, but had still been available on satellite and the Internet until Friday night when they were fully closed.

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