Banned Pak journalist apologizes for remarks against Army, was taken off air on May 30

On May 28, Hamid Mir, the popular host of political talk show ‘Capital Talk’ of Geo News channel delivered a uproarious speech at a protest staged by scribes against an attack by three ‘unknown’ persons on journalist and YouTuber Asad Ali Toor in Islamabad.

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Hamid Mir, Pak journalist

New Delhi: Hamid Mir, one of the most prominent Pakistani journalist, was taken off air indefinitely for his harsh and critical remarks against its powerful military establishment, has apologized saying that he had no intention to hurt the Pakistan Army.

At a protest last month, Mir had slammed the attack on a fellow scribe.

On May 28, the popular host of political talk show ‘Capital Talk’ of Geo News channel delivered a uproarious speech at a protest staged by scribes against an attack by three ‘unknown’ persons on journalist and YouTuber Asad Ali Toor in Islamabad.

Mir demanded accountability for the attack, which was a series of such assaults on media persons. Following his speech, he was taken off air on May 30.

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Mir’s apology after criticism of Pak Army

The development drew sharp criticism from Pakistani media and several journalists came forward to express solidarity with him. Mir also said that he would not apologise unless the attackers of Toor were arrested and brought to justice. However, he budged at the request of fellow journalists who wanted to defuse the tension.

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