November 20, 2018
ISLAMABAD – Columnist and analyst Imtiaz Alam says he is quitting Geo Television at the start of next month.
He announced his decision on Twitter Tuesday and said the financial crunch had encouraged the axe to fall on unwanted viewpoints in the media.
Alam appears regularly in the program Report Card.
I will be quitting GEO and will not be a part of Report Card from 1st December. Financial crunch has encouraged the axe to fall on unwanted viewpoints in media. Media profession has become Very hazardous and scandalous and it is hard to keep pace with its vulgarity & censorship— Imtiaz Alam (@ImtiazAlamSAFMA) November 20, 2018
He pointed out the media profession had become very hazardous and scandalous – “it is hard to keep pace with it vulgarity & censorship.”
Several analysts and journalists have either been sacked or have had to quit in recent weeks because of growing unseen censorship, among them Murtaza Solangi (Capital TV), Nusrat Javeed (DawnNews), and Talat Hussain (Geo).
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