Islamabad: All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) has condemned banning of all news channels in Pakistan.

APML, in its tweet on Saturday, wrote that for the first time in the history of Pakistan, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) bans all news channels. They asked whether it was a blanket ban on democracy.

APML further stated that there was freedom for media in the tenure of its Chairman General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. He added that the masses would have been watching state-run channel if there was a democratic government.

PEMRA has taken down transmission of television channels following clashes between protesters of a religious party and security forces in Islamabad and Karachi.