Pakistan’s Information Minister Sherry Rehman resigns: Reports

March 14th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, March 14 (IANS) Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Sherry Rehman has resigned from her post Saturday, Geo TV reported.The reason for her resignation was not immediately known.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani declined to accept her resignation, the report said.

However, a report on the Pakistan Times website quoting unnamed officials said that the minister resigned due to the prohibitory measures on TV Channels imposed by the government Friday.

Sherry Rehman had promised many times that she would resign from her post if there are any curbs on the media, the website said.

On Friday, the government blocked the telecast of Geo and Aaj TV channels in several Pakistani cities. Her resignation revealed a rift in the government, the report said.

Meanwhile, President Asif Ali Zardari’s spokesman Farhatullah Babar said she has not resigned.

Her information ministry has not confirmed the news.

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