Taliban bans broadcasting of BBC in Afghanistan


The Afghan Taliban have banned the local language broadcasting of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in Afghanistan and didn’t give any explanation as well.

According to media reports, the Afghan Taliban shut down the British Broadcasting Corporation broadcasting in three major languages, Pashto, Farsi and Uzbek, ​​across Afghanistan.

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The head of the BBC in Afghanistan has said that broadcasts in Pashto, Farsi and Uzbek have been shut down, while the Afghan Taliban has ordered international broadcasters to air off immediately.

He said that in a volatile and troubled situation, this is a matter of concern for the people of Afghanistan, as about 6 million Afghans watch the BBC every week and are now deprived of it.

The spokesman for the Taliban’s information ministry declined to comment while the UN mission in Afghanistan has condemned the closure of the BBC.

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