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Show-cause notices issued to eight cable operators, Pemra tells LHC

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday adjourned till Oct 17 the hearing of constitutional petitions, filed by the Independent Media Corporation, against the closure of Geo TV and non-restoration of its position to the April 19 position, in violation of court orders. During the course of the hearing, LHC judge Justice Ijazul Ahsan expressed […]

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Achakzai urges parliament to pass resolution for Geo’s restoration

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ISLAMABAD: The chief of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), Mehmood Khan Achakzai, on Wednesday raised his voice in support of the Geo and Jang Group, urging the joint sitting of both the houses of parliament to pass a resolution in support of restoration of Geo. Speaking on a point of order, Achakzai said there was […]

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Court orders Pemra to cancel licences of defiant cable operators

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure the restoration of Geo TV broadcasts in all parts of the country. The IHC judge said if any cable operator was found violating the directions of the court or Pemra, immediate action […]

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Parliament to help remove injustice, MPs assure Jang-Geo Group

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ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and parliamentary leaders of both the houses of parliament — the National Assembly and Senate — on Monday promised that parliament will suggest a proper action against the injustices being meted out to the Geo-Jang Group. This assurance came when a delegation of senior members of the Geo-Jang […]

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Jang Group/Geo workers’ protest before parliament today

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ISLAMABAD: In view of Geo’s closure for the last four months and the impending economic murder of over 5,000 employees of the Jang Group/Geo, journalists and workers associated with the Group will hold a protest demonstration in front of the Parliament House at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. Leaders of the workers’ unions of the Jang […]

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What a parliament that is silent!

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KARACHI: A Jang Group spokesman said on Wednesday that an advertisement headlined “For God’s sake help us dear parliamentarians” has been appearing on the front pages of The News and Jang for two consecutive days and the editorial staff of the Jang Group has also contacted the heads, other leaders, senators and MNAs of almost […]

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As SC has given the order, what reason do cable operators have for not showing Geo, asks SHC

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday observed that the Supreme Court had given an order to cable operators and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure smooth transmission of TV channels, then what reason cable operators had for not telecasting Geo. The court was hearing a set of identical petitions filed […]

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SHC asks ministry, Pemra, cable operators to submit reply

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed the Ministry of Information, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the cable operators to file comments on applications of Jang, Geo and The News employees against non-restoration of Geo News, Geo Tez, Geo Kahani and Geo Entertainment transmission by the cable operators. Jang Employees Union’s […]

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War on Geo

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After a brief reappearance, Geo TV has vanished from screens across Punjab, despite the fact that Pemra, the courts and the government had ordered its restoration after the 15-day ban imposed on it had ended at the end of June. The reasons for this action are unclear – but cable operators say they have orders […]

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Geo shut down in Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Okara, Shahkot

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LAHORE: People in various cities, including Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Okara, Shahkot, etc, on Thursday termed the forced suspension of Geo transmission a criminal act, a violation of the Supreme Court’s verdict, and requested the apex court to take note of it immediately. People said Geo was being punished for being a democracy supporter. In various […]

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Blocking Geo for four months termed a crime

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KARACHI: While strongly condemning the illegal shutting down of Geo, prominent politicians and legal experts of the country said that it was legally a crime to shut down all channels of Geo Network for over four months. They said that these channels should be restored forthwith. Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami, Sindh. Mehrajul Huda, condemned the closure of […]

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Geo Entertainment remains suspended, SHC told

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday issued notices to the Ministry of Information, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and cable operators on petitions of the Independent Media Corporation seeking action against cable operators for unlawful blocking of Geo Entertainment transmissions. The Independent Media Corporation moved the SHC against illegal blocking of Geo […]

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Geo to be restored in hours: cable operators’ president

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ISLAMABAD: Cable Operators Association President Khalid Arain has said that Information and Broadcasting Minister Pervaiz Rashid has listened to their suggestions and now Geo will be restored not in days but in hours. On the issue of placing Geo News on the last numbers, a meeting was held on Saturday between the Pakistan Electronic Media […]

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Did Pemra act in light of SC orders, asks LHC

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LAHORE: Hearing a petition against the blacking out of Geo News on cable network, the Lahore High Court on Thursday asked both the sides to come up with arguments on points whether the steps taken by Pemra for the restoration of Geo News were in line with the Supreme Court’s order or cable operators were […]

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