Taliban ban BBC’s local language services in Afghanistan

Taliban forces in Presidential palace. [File Photo]

The Taliban have banned BBC television news in three main languages of Afghanistan from getting broadcasted in the country, reported Reuters.

In a statement, Tarik Kafala, Head of languages at BBC World Service on Sunday said that “the BBC’s TV news bulletins in Pashto, Persian and Uzbek have been taken off air in Afghanistan after the Taliban ordered our TV partners to remove international broadcasters from the airwaves”.

“This is a worrying development at a time of uncertainty and turbulence for the people of Afghanistan,” he said and called for the removal of the ban on broadcasting, the report said.

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