2 Indian journalists in Islamabad asked to leave Pakistan

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2 Indian journalists in Islamabad asked to leave Pakistan
Islamabad, May 14: Two Indian journalists working in Islamabad were asked to leave the country on Wednesday. According to a AlJazeera report, the journalists have been asked to leave within a week, without giving any explanations.

According to the Reuters, Snehesh Alex Philip of The Press Trust of India and Meena Menon of The Hindu newspaper received letters on Tuesday telling them that their visas would not be renewed.

Philip confirmed the letter on Twitter, saying "Yes, It is true. Meena and I have been given a week's time to leave."

The reason for the Pakistan government's decision is not known, but the timing of the act leaves doubts. On Friday, the vote counting for Lok Sabha elections is set to take place. The exit polls' findings show that Narendra Modi-led BJP government will form the next government at the Centre.

Last year, the Pakistan government had expelled a reporter from The New York Times.

Earlier, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had repeatedly said that he wanted to improve relations with India. He also pledged to improve press freedom.

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