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2017-09-11 06:36:41

The missing anchor: Did Myanmar really detain Aamir Liaqat Hussain?

 

Anchorperson Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s television channel expressed fears that he was stopped at the Yangon airport by immigration authorities on Saturday and put under detention.

 

 

 The chief news officer for Bol News, Faysal Aziz Khan, told Dawn that Mr Hussain had been sent to Myanmar to cover the plight of Rohingya Muslims there.

 

 

“[At the airport in Yangon] he was asked about the purpose of his visit and Aamir Liaquat spoke the truth. Since then we have had no contact with him,” Mr Khan said.

 

He said that Mr Hussain might be deported to Bangkok, where he had boarded the Yangon-bound flight.

 

 

Earlier, it was reported Amir Liaquat along with Waqar Zaka had reached Myanmar. Both of the celebrities set off for Myanmar in what they called an attempt to help the persecuted community.

 

Earlier, in 2015, Waqar Zaka had set foot in Myanmar and helped distribute aid to the Rohingya community on his own. He had been praised all across Pakistan and was dubbed as the only media personality from Pakistan to set foot in Myanmar to physically help out the Rohingya Muslims.

 

 

However, if Myanamar Government has detained him the situation could be worse because both the anchor persons flew without Government’s permission. But at the same time would be a test case for Pakistan that whether it could easily get its nationals out or not?

 

However, it is also pertinent to mention that can Mynamar dare to detain Pakistani journalists? And if it has done so, it means that it is ready to strong reaction from Pakistan side.

pk.shafaqna.com

 

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