Pakistan: Pakistan Arrests Media Owner on Graft Charges

Anti-corruption authorities in Pakistan have arrested the owner and editor-in-chief of the country’s largest private media group for his alleged wrongdoing in a 34-year-old case related to a real estate purchase.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) said in a statement on Thursday it took Mir Shakilur Rehman into custody in the eastern city of Lahore for failing to answer questions during an investigation into the matter.

The arrest comes as media outlets and journalists in Pakistan say they have come under increased pressure in recent years from state institutions and security agencies, charges officials reject.

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