The English-language newspaper came under attack for publishing an article which said British-born London Bridge attacker Usman Khan had Pakistani origins. British press reported Khan's family was from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
While announcing the decision to lift the travel ban on Cyril Almeida, Pakistan's Interior Ministry statement warns other journalists to "counter negative propaganda of the enemies of state".
Pakistan's press is vibrant, but rights activists say reporting on national security issues is heavily controlled.
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