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.
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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.