Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Orakzai warns SAMAA TV

KALAYA: Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Orakzai Agency chief Maulvi Said Khan Thursday criticised a private television channel SAMAA TV for airing an old video report to malign the image of Taliban among the public. He said the TV channel displayed a year-old clip, showing people being punished by Taliban and another video showing an alleged spy being shot dead in Daburi.

He said both the incidents in which he said the Taliban administered punishments to people in accordance with Islamic teachings had occurred several months ago. He said the television channel should stop “spoiling the Taliban image among the people.” Said Khan asked the TV channel to halt the propaganda against the Taliban and their Shariah Court.

He warned the print and electronic media to be careful and to stop propaganda against the Taliban; otherwise, he said action would be taken against the offending journalists.

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