Cyril Almeida, one of the most prominent journalists in Pakistan, has been put on Exit Control List by the Pakistani Government.
Almeida in a tweet says he has been informed that he is on Exit Control List.
I am told and have been informed and have been shown evidence that I am on the Exit Control List.
— cyril almeida (@cyalm) October 10, 2016
Cyril was scheduled to travel to Dubai on Tuesday but authorities informed him on Monday that his name is on Exit Control List.
"Ur very famous in the airport. Ur name plastered at each immigration officer's desk. A big A4 sheet with just your name." – 'sources' say
— cyril almeida (@cyalm) October 11, 2016
This move has come after Cyril reported a row on Dawn between government and military establishment.
The article was about the government stance in which government officials straightforwardly warned military establishment on growing isolation of Pakistan in the world. The government has bluntly alerted the military, act against homegrown terrorists or face isolation in the world.
Whereas the Sharif government has rejected Cyril’s report. “A fabricated news story”, PM office said.
Dawn says it had fact-checked and confirmed the report a number of times.
“The Elected government and state institutions should refrain from targeting the messenger, and scape-goating the country’s most respected newspaper in a malicious campaign”, Editor Dawn said in response to PM Office’s rejection of the report.