Pakistan bans TV host for 3 months over false report

Pakistani journalist and political analyst Shahid Masood. (Photo courtesy: social media)
Updated 20 March 2018
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Pakistan bans TV host for 3 months over false report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s supreme court has banned a TV host from appearing on-air for three months over his false report that the rape and murder of a young girl was linked to an international network for child pornography.
Shahid Masood was also ordered on Tuesday to publish a written apology for his January report on the rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab Ansari, a case that stirred national outrage.
Masood had reported that her killer had 37 foreign bank accounts, a claim that was dismissed by investigators.
Pakistani authorities appear to have taken the rare step of ordering an anchorman off the air because of sensitivities surrounding the killing.


Truck runs over a dozen pedestrians in Toronto: Canadian Police

Updated 3 min 13 sec ago
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Truck runs over a dozen pedestrians in Toronto: Canadian Police

TORONTO: A truck has run over a dozen pedestrians in Canada's largest city Toronto, according to a police statement.

“Update: unknown of extent of injuries, possible 8 -10 pedestrians struck,” Toronto police wrote on Twitter.

More to follow.