NEW DELHI- India’s former external affairs minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha has called upon Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to save GEO TV from a complete closure. According to reports, he made this demand in a letter to PM Nawaz Sharif while voicing support for Pakistan’s attacked journalist Hamid Mir.

Sinha also described the move to cancel Geo TV’s license as a “backward and retrograde step” decision by the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Pakistan’s Defence Ministry.

Pakistan’s Geo Television is facing a legal battle with country’s top agency ISI after the channel broadcasted a news suspecting ISI chief of an assassination attempt on its journalist Hamid Mir.