Islamabad – Indian journalists spoke in writing to leave Pakistan

On Wednesday, Pakistan has told both Indian journalists stationed in Islamabad that they must depart within a week, the journalists told, they had been informed that their visas would not be reincarnated.

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Late on Tuesday night, Snehesh Alex Philip of The Press Trust of India and Meena Menon of The Hindu received letters telling them that their visas would not be reincarnated.
Their visas were valid until March 9, 2014 and both had submitted applications to renew their visas before the expiry date, according to people familiar with the subject.

Later on their original visas expired, they were put out letters stating that their visa renewals were being processed, as is standard practice for foreign journalists in Pakistan.

Last year, the government banned a reporter from The New York Times.

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