Govt not to issue licence to Geo English -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Govt not to issue licence to Geo English

ISLAMABAD: The authorities have decided not to issue a licence to the Geo English television channel and the laws and the Pemra ordinance are being amended to make it impossible for the TV channel to get the licence.

The management of the Geo Television Network had applied for a licence to launch Geo English around one year ago, and all the formalities had been fulfilled in this regard, but the licence has so far not been issued.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Geo management has hired services of prominent journalists of the country and they are being paid hefty salaries. The organisation has so far spent Rs2 billion on preparations to launch the Geo English.

The journalistic circles are concerned over the delay in launch of the Geo English, which would prove to be an effective tool to project Pakistan’s image abroad and highlight its point of view on various issues before the world community.
Source: The News
Date:5/12/2008