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Pakistan's State Owned TV Under Siege By Protestors

Categories: South Asia, Pakistan, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Politics, Protest

Last update at 7:45PM GMT, September 1, 2014

Hundred of protestors of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf [1] (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek [2] (PAT) have stormed [3] into the Head Office of Pakistan's state-owned TV channel PTV [4]. On 1st of September at around 11:20 am protesters broke open the main gate of Pakistan Television (PTV) Head Quarters in Islamabad and the station went off air [5] soon.

Since August 14, 2014, tens of thousands of peaceful protesters have been camping out [6] demanding that the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should step down.

Journalist Omar Quraishi tweets:

Employees are trapped and harassed says Pakistani blogger Ghazala Khan.

DawnNews reports [11] that the army was called in to handle the situation and they cleared the PTV office from protesters in 15 minutes. The TV broadcast has been restored.