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Hamid Mir, Renowned Pakistani Journalist's Show Taken Off Air After He Takes On Pakistan Army

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On May 28, at a gathering of journalists in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad to protest a brutal assault on a colleague by three men who intruded into his home, television anchor Hamid Mir challenged the powerful Pakistan military establishment. The journalists suspect that the Pakistan military establishment was behind the attack. On May 25, video journalist Asad Ali Toor opened the door to three men, who entered, beat him as they gagged him to prevent him screaming for help, and left him outside the door of his apartment. Journalists said a new line had been crossed. At the gathering, Mir dropped a bombshell and three days later, on May 31, he was told by his employers Geo Television that his well-known nightly show Capital Talk would not air anymore. This is not the first time that Hamid Mir has been taken off air. His show Capital Talk was banned for a period in 2007, and then in 2014, when he named then ISI chief Gen Zaheer Ul Islam for a gun-and-bomb attack that he narrowly survived. Watch the video to know more.

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