Geo and Jang Group distinction
ISLAMABAD: In the wake of the disqualification of an elected prime minister by the Supreme Court for the first time in the history of Pakistan on June 19, the Geo and Jang Group informed their viewers and readers about the fast-changing political situation and important reports in this regard before all other TV channels and newspapers.
As soon as a decision was taken to nominate Makhdoom Shahabuddin for the office of the prime minister, Geo Newsfirst broke the news. Jang and The News published a report by senior reporter Umar Cheema that the concerned court may issue warrant for arrest of Makhdoom Shahabuddin in ephedrine case on the order of the Supreme Court.
After the publication of this report, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and its coalition partners dropped the name of Makhdoom Shahabuddin. This exclusive news was broken by senior anchorperson of Geo News Kamran Khan and disclosed that the PPP and coalition partners have nominated Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to replace Makhdoom Shahabuddin.
A report by senior journalist of Jang Group Hanif Khalid was published on June 20 that new prime minister and new federal cabinet, which would be smaller in size, would take oath by Saturday.All the mentioned reports of senior journalists of Geo and Jang Group have proved correct and were published and telecast in 72 hours before all the competitors.