Geo Super closure widely condemned
RAWALPINDI: Various political and religious leaders, members of the civil society, students, lawyers, journalists and labourers on Wednesday strongly condemned the closure of Geo Super by the government and demanded its immediate restoration.
Prominent among those who condemned the government action included Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, President Jamhoori Watan Party Talal Bugti, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MNA Shakil Awan, leader of the PML-Q (Like-minded) Amanullah Notezai and Sardar Yaqub Khan Nasir.
Imran Khan said that it was unfortunate that the so-called democratic government had made the only sports channel a target of attack. Information Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Mian Iftikhar demanded immediate restoration of the sports channel, Geo Super.
The MQM Coordination Committee said the government’s action was condemnable and broadcasts of the channel should be restored immediately.As the journalists community, including the Punjab Union of Journalists, plans protests against the government’s step, people from different walks of life termed the channel’s black out as the economic murder of the journalists community.
They termed the government action as muzzling the right of expression. The Electronic Media News Cameramen demanded immediate restoration of the sports channel.
Source: The News