Pakistan court moved to stop criticism of Army

The Pakistan Army and the ISI have come in for much criticism in recent months.

Islamabad: A lawyer has moved Pakistan`s Supreme Court to seek an order to stop the media from criticising the armed forces, intelligence agencies and security establishment.

The Dawn reported on Friday that Muhammad Ghazi said the media should be restrained from levelling "baseless allegations" against these institutions so that their work did not suffer.

The petition asked the court to lay down guidelines to protect these institutions from "baseless allegations" and criticism.

The Pakistan Army and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) have come in for much criticism in recent months.

The Army faced media criticism after US commandos swooped into Abbottabad city on May 02, killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and flew out, without the military getting a wind of the audacious raid.

The murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad also led to severe criticism of the country`s spy agency ISI.


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