Presidency media cell tries to buy off Geo anchors -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Presidency media cell tries to buy off Geo anchors

ISLAMABAD: In continuation of its policy of targeting the Geo/Jang Group for exposing mega corruption of the PPP government after inflicting huge financial losses on the group, the Media Cell of the Presidency is now vying to destroy the group by engaging pro-government media channels to hire top anchorpersons working with the most popular channel of Pakistan, Geo News, on lucrative salary packages, perks and privileges — an effort which seems to be foiled initially.

This notorious media cell used the state-owned TV channel to offer lucrative amounts from the national kitty to some of Geo News anchorpersons but failed to convince anyone to join the government’s channel.

Now the state-owned channel is coordinating with two pro-government media houses, which are making extraordinarily huge offers to seasoned journalists working with Geo News. The presidency’s media cell came up with unique ideas to punish the Geo/Jang Group in its attempt to tame the biggest media group of the country, but has failed so far in its last three years of operations.
Source: The News
Date:6/15/2011