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Several journalists attacked while covering ‘Freedom March’ in Pakistan

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New York: The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all sides to respect the role of journalists and media workers covering an anti-government demonstration in Pakistan. Journalists from various news outlets have been attacked while covering the “Freedom March”, according to news reports. “We note that the organizers of the ‘Freedom March’ have condemned these […]

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Geo CEO rejects charge, terms it part of anti-Jang Group campaign

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KARACHI: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Geo Mir Ibrahim-ur-Rahman totally rejected an allegation levelled against him by former additional secretary Election Commission of Pakistan Muhammad Afzal Khan on Sunday. He said this allegation seems to be part of the ongoing campaign against Geo and the Jang Group. Following is the text of his statement: Afzal […]

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Broadcast journalist attacked by angry PML-N activists

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RAWALPINDI: Angry protesters of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) attacked and beat up a journalist associated with a private television channel, while he was covering their protest rally near Faizabad on Thursday. According to the victim – Babar Malik from ARY News – he was covering the PML-N rally brought out by its local leaders […]

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Geo woman reporter attacked by PTI activists

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ISLAMABAD: The activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) one again manhandled a woman reporter of Geo TV while she was performing her professional duties on Thursday. The PTI workers threw empty bottles and batons on Geo TV’s DSNG two times in which the woman reporter Farhat Javed and other media staff were sitting to cover the […]

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Govt depts violating Right to Information Act

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LAHORE: A segment of the Punjab bureaucracy, at the first stage of implementation of the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act (2013), thwarted the efforts of the government to provide information to citizenry to have transparency in the system. The departments interpreted the act on their own and denied information, a petitioner said. Tariq […]

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Legal experts seek opening of Geo channels

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KARACHI: Noted legal experts say curbs on all Geo channels that have been in force for the past four months are illegal and called for their immediate opening.They said Geo News was their favorite channel and its unavailability was felt seriously. It is a contempt of court not to open the Geo News despite court […]

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Imran slams attack on Geo TV staffers

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ISLAMABAD: After remaining silent for many days about an attack on Jang Group and Geo News reporters by PTI workers, PTI Chief Imran Khan finally condemned the act of his supporters and asked them to refrain from attacking the Geo reporters.“It is heard that Geo reporter were beaten. This is very bad act and I […]

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Geo TV crew manhandled

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ISLAMABAD: Some participants of the Azadi March manhandled mediapersons of a private TV channel and damaged ‘digital satellite news gathering’ (DSNG) vehicle on Saturday. Azaz Syed and Farhat Javed Rabbani of Geo TV while covering the event came across an unfriendly crowd of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), although they hid their identity to avoid the wrath […]

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PM Nawaz urges media for self-regulation

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LAHORE: With the country celebrating Independence Day, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif during his address to the nation requested the media houses for self-regulation and reviewing their role in the present political scenario. The PM’s request should be taken seriously for the sake of a healthy state of mind and promotion of democracy in Pakistan. […]

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