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My Name Put on A4 Sheets at Immigration Counters, Tweets Pak Journalist Cyril Almeida

Tushar Dhara | News18.com

First published: October 11, 2016, 10:55 PM IST | Updated: October 11, 2016
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My Name Put on A4 Sheets at Immigration Counters, Tweets Pak Journalist Cyril Almeida
Dawn journalist Cyril Almedia (TV Grab)

New Delhi: Cyril Almeida, the Pakistani journalist in the centre of a storm after the government placed him on the Exit Control List, tweeted that every immigration officer in the country had his name plastered on his desk.

The action came on Monday in reaction to an exclusive story on October 6 by Cyril Almeida in Dawn Newspaper about a confrontation between the civilian government and the military. The Prime Minister’s Office in Pakistan issued a statement on Monday, its third, “strongly” denying the contents of the report and terming it a “fabrication”.

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In response, the newspaper issued a note stating that it stood by the story, which had been “verified, cross-checked and fact-checked”. Pakistani journalists and politicians took to social media to express their support for the beleaguered journalist, making #CyrilAlmeida one of the top trends on Twitter in Pakistan. The other hashtag that is trending is #StandWithCyril

Former Dawn Editor Abbas Nasir

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