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Lawyer: Pakistani journalist arrested by feds out on bail

AP  |  Lahore 

A says a Pakistani arrested by federal authorities for allegedly criticising state agencies on has been released on

says the court in the eastern city of on Sunday denied a federal prosecutor's request that Rizwan-ur-be held without

Instead, the court released Razi on a bond of about USD 730.

officials arrested Razi at his residence on Saturday.

He was booked for tweeting against state agencies.

Journalists and press freedom advocates say the military and its agencies are pressuring to quash critical coverage.

The government also is coming heavy on social media, pressuring newspapers and TV stations by slashing their advertising revenue, squeezing a key source of income for

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 19:45 IST