Pakistan TV stations off air amid emergency speculation

ISLAMABAD, Nov 3, 2007 (AFP) – Pakistan’s private television channels suddenly went off the air Saturday amid reports President Pervez Musharraf was likely to impose a state of emergency. A senior official at Dawn television, which broadcasts in English, said transmition had been shut down. “Our channel has been taken off the air and it seems it is related to reports of emergency rule being imposed in the country,” Dawn director of news Azhar Abbas told AFP.