NY Times chief expelled from Pakistan

NY Times bureau chief in Pakistan was expelled from the country.

NY Times chief expelled from Pakistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

New York Times bureau chief in Pakistan was expelled from the country early Sunday after being ordered to leave for unspecified "undesirable activities".

Declan Walsh, who was hired by the newspaper last year after covering Pakistan for British newspaper The Guardian since 2004, was handed an expulsion order at his home at 12:30 am, according to the Times.

"Here I go. Hard to believe this is happening," the 39-year-old tweeted early Sunday after filing his last report on the country's landmark general elections.

He was dropped at the airport by Pakistani columnist Cyril Almeida and escorted by a convoy of security officials' vehicles. He later tweeted messages of thanks to friends and well-wishers.

Last Mod: 12 Mayıs 2013, 10:56
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