Afghanistan bans Pakistani newspapers publication
By Sajad - Sat Sep 22 2012, 1:35 pm
Chief of the border protection police forces in eastern Afghanistan Gen. Mohammad Ayoub Hussain Khel said they have banned all the publications and distribution of Pakistani newspapers following a decree from the interior ministry.
More than 10 Pakistani newspapers have been published and distributed in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan where Wahdat, Jerga and Khabarona newspapers are widely distributed in this province.
The newspapers were published in Pashtu and Urdu languages and were mostly published from the Peshawar city of Pakistan.
Pakistani newspapers are sold from 10 to 30 Pakistani rupees and reports suggest that more than 2000 copies of the newspapers are distributed in eastern Nangarhar province.
In the meantime a number of Afghan reporters said that the articles published in Pakistani newspapers are against the values and morals of the Afghan people.
Mohammad Ayoub also said that the Pakistani newspapers including Wahdat, Jerga, Mashriq and Aaj were publishing articles against the sovereignty of the Afghan government.
Provincial information and culture chief Aurang Samim said they have reacted towards the publication and distribution of the Pakistani newspapers in this province earlier.
He said, Afghan security forces should act to prevent the publication of Pakistani newspapers and the provincial information and culture department has already expressed concerns to the related government organizations before.