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Pakistan's erosion of press freedom poses challenge for PM Sharif

Experts urge new leader to reverse slide down RSF ranking for sake of democracy

Pakistan ranks 157th out of 180 countries in RSF's latest press freedom index.   © Reuters

ISLAMABAD -- A decline in Pakistan's press freedom ranking has highlighted looming threats to its democracy and focused attention on whether the new government of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will reverse the tide.

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