At Pakistan media briefing in New York, Indian journalist asked to leave

Reportedly no Indian journalist was allowed to attend the press conference by Pakistan Foreign Secretary on Monday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 20, 2016 10:39 am
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Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan after the terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, an Indian journalist was asked to leave a press conference scheduled to be addressed by Pakistan Foreign Secretary in New York on Monday.

The journalist employed with NDTV was reportedly told ‘to be removed’ from the room by Pakistani officials ahead of a press conference by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry at Roosevelt Hotel in the city. The briefing was being organised on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) where both the nations are expected to raise the Kashmir and Balochistan issue.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has already reached US and will address the Assembly on Wednesday. It is expected that Kashmir issue will dominate his speech at UNGA. However Sharif, when approached by another Indian journalist, refused to answer the question on the Uri attack.

As per the NDTV report, no Indian journalist was allowed to attend the press conference by Pakistan Foreign Secretary on Monday.

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    Chander Pal
    Sep 20, 2016 at 12:09 pm
    Please do not forget to count karrrrrran thappppaarrrrr part of brigade speaking language.
  2. M
    Sep 20, 2016 at 8:17 am
    Does this "location" for "briefing" come under Pak "diplomatic" zone, so it can apply Pak "rule"? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Is that what UN does, allocating countries "sovereign" zones for briefing? Or stanm invented this rule using its Talibani brain?
    1. M
      Sep 20, 2016 at 8:24 am
      stan has lost the depth in diplomacy long ago! Now it is behaving like rabie infected and going to loose the breadth of it!
    2. A
      Sep 20, 2016 at 7:45 am
      Pak officials have told their own members of the press to leave the briefing. NDTV is part and parcel of the Pak press and definitely not Indian press
      1. S
        Sep 20, 2016 at 8:04 am
        Interesting that according to Bhakts' comments below being critical of government means being anti-India and pro-Pak.Jai Ho! Bhagwan bhakton ko bhudhi dein!
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          Dr B
          Sep 20, 2016 at 9:49 am
          stan media will allow only Burkha dhari NDTV reporter and Majdeep Pakdesai
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            s chadha
            Sep 20, 2016 at 6:12 am
            Ndtv is apak channel isnt it ?
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              Chandrashekhar Deshpande
              Sep 20, 2016 at 8:14 am
              The incident is really unfortunate but it will also teach to NDTV gang alongwint Datt who otherwise in US was incircle of Nawaz Sharif and othewise soft on the Pak so let us this incident will open some crick to all those Award wapsi Gang and other journalist like Sudhendu Kulkarni and Premshankar Jha that stan do not give any importance to them irrespective of their stance against the policy of the Government of the Day.!
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