1 Jun 2023

‘I feared I would get picked up and I would disappear’: Pakistan’s crackdown on pro-Imran Khan media

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

First the government in Pakistan went after Imran Khan, are they now going after the journalists covering the story?

Prominent figures in the media – who voiced support for Mr Khan – have been arrested, or “disappeared.”

TV channels have been ordered by the government not to devote airtime to what they call “hatemongers”.

Will what is widely viewed as an attempt to suppress coverage of Imran Khan make him any less popular?