Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has ordered private television channels of the country to go off air on Saturday during a police and paramilitary crackdown on Islamist protesters.
The suspension was ordered for violating media regulations showing live coverage of a security operation in the capital, a statement from the regulator said.
State-run Pakistan Television continued to broadcast, but aired a talk show discussing politics, reports Reuters.
Pakistani police used tear gas and water cannon and fought running battles with stone-throwing Islamist activists, as they moved to clear a protest by the religious hard-liners who have blocked main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks.
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