JournalismPakistan.com June 09, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist and anchor Sami Ibrahim (pictured) claimed in Mubasher Lucman's program Meri Jang on BOL News Television Monday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was directly involved in blocking BOL transmission.
Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Nawaz Sharif, is in-charge of Ministry of Information and controlling the media instead of Pervaiz Rashid as all officers directly report to her, he claimed. Other guests on the program were senior BOL staff members Amir Zia and Jasmeen Manzoor.
“Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman and all others asked (Nawaz Sharif) to stop BOL transmission and Nawaz Sharif has assured them to do so if they all unleash their anchors on Imran Khan,” he said.
He said that Geo, and Lakhani (of Express Media Group) first created a perception that Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) was behind BOL and then sold it to Nawaz Sharif, saying the channel would run a campaign to sabotage his government.
The attack on Axact is due to BOL because the government feels if it chokes Axact, BOL wouldn’t have funds to run the channel, he said.
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