Geo imposter sent to jail -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Geo imposter sent to jail

By Shamim Bano

Karachi: Judicial Magistrate (JM)- South Hatim Aziz Solangi sent a suspect on remand to police custody till October 28 for allegedly holding a fake identity card of the Geo TV channel.

The suspect, a man named Fahd Iqbal, was arrested on October 25, 2010 after he produced a fake Geo press pass when apprehended by a police officer.

When his card was tallied in the office record there was no entry his name in the employees roster.

When cross-questioned by the Assistant Public Prosecutor, Syed Shamim Ahmed, Iqbal said that he had himself forged the Geo card to avoid any police query regarding pillion riding.

He said that showing the Geo card he easily moved places and nobody stopped his motorbike even when two persons were riding.

The designation he mentioned in the card was that of “Editor” which gave rise to a suspicion among police officials that being an Editor of Geo, why was he commuting by motorbike.

After investigation it was established that he had obtained manipulated a fake card. The police recovered a fake Geo ID card and original National Identity Card.
Source: The News
Date:10/27/2010