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An Insider Account of Pakistani Censorship

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Imran Khan, Tahir ul Qadri, and the ISI [Inter-Services Intelligence] are our best friends,” our weekly editorial meeting at Pakistan’s Express Tribune was (jokingly) told on Aug. 13, 2014, a day before the two political leaders began their separate long marches from Lahore to Islamabad, and plunged the country into crisis. “We know it’s not […]

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Pakistan suspends ARY News TV licence

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly critcising the decision by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PERMA) to suspend the broadcasting license of ARY News TV channel on October 20, 2014. The PERMA said the 15-day suspension of license was effective immediately and also imposed […]

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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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Army asked to lift ban on Geo TV

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KOHAT: Pakistan Rah-e-Haq (PRH) chairman Maulana Ibrahim Qasmi has asked the Pakistan Army to lift the ban on Geo TV and Jang Group and disperse the sit-ins staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). He was speaking at the party’s convention here on Saturday. Maulana Obaidullah, Maulana Hameed, Maulana Haider Wakeel […]

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Office of cable television operator office set ablaze in Karachi

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Four unidentified armed men set fire to the office of Worldcall, a cable television operator in Karachi, on Saturday evening, 19 July 2014 possibly for transmitting Geo News television channels. According to media reports four armed men stormed the office located the posh Clifton locality of the city in the evening, forced employees to vacate […]

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Cable operators can’t block any channel on their own: SHC

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday observed that cable operators had no right to close the transmission of any channel on their own. Hearing identical petitions filed by the Independent Media Corporation (IMC) against non-restoration of Geo News transmission after the lapse of the suspension order of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), […]

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SHC moved against suspending, shuffling Geo on cable

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KARACHI: Justice Munib Akhter of division bench of the Sindh High Court on Wednesday ordered issuance of notices to Pemra and eight cable operators for illegally suspending/ shuffling the telecast of Geo News. The notices were issued on eight petitions filed by the Independent Media Corporation. Jam Asif and Behzad Haider, advocates, on behalf of […]

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Targeting Geo a plot to weaken media: PFUJ president

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has kicked off countrywide campaign against illegal closure of Geo News and hurdles in the way of supply of newspapers’ copies of Jang and The News on Saturday. On the call of President of PFUJ Afzal Butt, Secretary Khurshid Abassi and Chairman All Pakistan Council of Press Clubs […]

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Despite Pemra orders, Geo not yet fully restored

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ISLAMABAD: Despite the clear orders of the Supreme Court (SC) and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Geo News is still not accessible to a large number of viewers across the country, putting a big question mark on the writ of the government and rule of law in the country. Reports from across the […]

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SHC issues notice to DAG for July 6 in Geo case

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notice to Deputy Attorney General (DAG) on petition of Independent Media Corporation (IMC) against non-restoration of Geo News transmission despite lapse of suspension order of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). The petitioner submitted that Pemra had ordered its regional managers to restore the transmission […]

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People across Punjab hail Geo’s restoration

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LAHORE: People have expressed their immense pleasure over restoration of Geo News channel transmission at cable network. However, they complained that their most favourite channel has not been restored to their original numbers on the cable network. In Gujrat, common citizens, civil society members, political activists, traders and students expressed their joy at Geo transmission […]

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Pemra reform

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THE media wars which erupted in all their tawdry and shameful glory last April continue to rack up victims. Now, it is the turn of ARY News and Geo Entertainment to suffer 15-day suspensions and the imposition of fines at the hands of Pemra, the so-called electronic media regulator whose role in the media wars […]

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Newspaper trucks, latest target of anti-media violence in Pakistan? RSF

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Reporters Without Borders condemns the appalling climate of intimidation reigning in Pakistan after an attack on provincial newspaper reporter Zafar Aaheer on 31 May and several attacks on newspaper distribution trucks in the past few days. Aaheer, who reports for the Daily Jang newspaper in Multan, in the eastern province of Punjab, was attacked on […]

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Armed men attack editor of Pakistani daily

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New York: Pakistani authorities should conduct an efficient investigation into an attack on an editor of a local daily and ensure the assailants are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Zafar Aheer, an editor of the Urdu-language Daily Jang, was returning home from work on Sunday when six armed men on […]

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