Pakistan expels UK reporters

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Three reporters from the Telegraph Group have been expelled from Pakistan after an "offensive" editorial was published in The Daily Telegraph last week.

Pakistan's President, General Pervez Musharraf, said yesterday that he was still seeking an apology from the newspaper, which he said "infringed norms of behaviour" with the critical editorial last Friday in which the Pakistani military leader was referred to with an expletive in quotes.

Isambard Wilkinson, The Daily Telegraph's Islamabad correspondent, Colin Freeman, The Sunday Telegraph's chief foreign correspondent, and Damien McElroy were given 72 hours to leave the country on Saturday.

They are the first foreign reporters to be expelled since General Musharraf imposed emergency rule on 3 November.

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