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Geo, Jang Group offers to appear before Judicial Commission

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s largest media group, Jang/Geo, on Wednesday welcomed the constitution of the Judicial Commission to probe the alleged rigging in the general election held in May 2013 and offered itself for any inquiry into allegations that it had played some role in rigging the elections 2013. Mir Ibrahim Rahman, Chief Executive of the Independent […]

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PTI ends Geo, Jang Group boycott

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has formally ended the boycott of the Jang Group, following the formation of a dispute resolution and probe committee. A PTI release issued here said that after a series of meetings between the PTI and the representatives of Jang/Geo, it was mutually agreed to resolve outstanding issues between the two sides. […]

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PTI ends Geo, Jang Group boycott

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday issued a press release ending the nine-month boycott of Geo and the Jang Group. The press release issued by the PTI Secretary Information Shireen Mazari said, “On the request of Geo-Jang group, PTI had been monitoring the shift to fairer reporting on PTI and an end to personal […]

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Ruling against Geo, Jang Group slated internationally

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TOKYO: The efforts for independence of media in Pakistan will be impeded as a result of the verdict of a court in the country against editor-in-chief of the Jang Group and the most viewed, popular TV channel Geo News. The International Union of Journalists at Japan International Press Club stated this in its announcement here […]

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Hidden hands continue to target Geo, Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD: In the wake of relentless attacks on the Jang Group journalists and burning of vehicles carrying newspapers, though all and sundry know how hidden hands work and this cannot be done without their backing, a few stooges of the establishment have turned no stone unturned to fan hatred among the general public against the […]

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LHC rubbishes treason charges against Geo, Jang Group

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has ruled that allegations of high treason against Geo and the Jang group’s owners are baseless and without any authenticated material. Justice Ijazul Ahsan ruled this while issuing a detailed judgment on a petition moved by Mubashar Lucman seeking initiation of high treason proceedings against the owners of the Jang […]

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Rejoinder by Geo, Jang Group journalists to Imran Khan

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PTI chief collects a large amount of money for his projects from US, UK and Europe; his donors include Jews, Christians, Muslims and Hindus but he is not called anti-Pakistan; Pemra official sought apology from SC for levelling baseless allegations against Geo ISLAMABAD: Top professionals and journalists of the Geo and Jang Group have not […]

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IHC disposes of petition against Geo, Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) disposed of the petition regarding cancellation of licence of Pakistan’s most famous TV channel Geo News and checks on the publications of the Jang Group as the petitioners failed to pursue the case. On the occasion of hearing of the case on Thursday, the petitioners and their counsel did […]

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Awami Workers Party concerned over crackdown on Geo, Jang Group

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LAHORE: Awami Workers Party (AWP) General Secretary Farooq Tariq on Wednesday condemned anti-Geo and Jang Group protests in the country and said any ban on Geo TV is unacceptable. In a press statement issued he said the extent to which people are supporting the ‘angels’ in their crackdown on Geo and Jang Group is worrying. […]

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Courts reject petitions against Geo, Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD/FAISALABAD/MITHI: The court of law on Wednesday rejected petitions against Geo/Jang Group at three different places in the country. The honourable courts in Islamabad, Faisalabad and Mithi took up different applications, seeking banning of Geo TV and trial of its authorities. Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Thursday dismissed […]

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Sindh lawyers won’t accept ban on Geo, Jang Group

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SUKKUR: The High Court Bar Association, Sukkur, District Bar Association, Sukkur, and district bar associations of Khairpur, Ghotki and Naushero Feroze on Tuesday pledged to stand by Geo and the Jang Group if any illegal move against the group was initiated. President High Court Bar Association, Sukkur, Qurban Mallano, said the lawyers believe in freedom […]

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Bilour opposes steps against Geo, Jang Group

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PESHAWAR: Senior leader of Awami National Party (ANP) and member National Assembly Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said that his party had never extended any support to the steps taken against freedom of press, nor would it do this in future. He said that steps taken against Geo News and Jang Group on the grounds of difference […]

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IHC, LHC dismiss pleas for ban on Geo, Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Friday dismissed the petition of a local journalist, seeking ban on Geo television. The petitioner named the Federation of Pakistan through secretary Ministry of Defence, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Mir Ibrahim Rehman, chief executive officer Geo TV, Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, Amir […]

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PEMRA claims clean hands against Geo, Jang Group

Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has claimed that the sacking of its former Regional General Manager Balochistan was a routine administrative matter and not a consequence of his being punished for disobeying the alleged order by Chairman to disturb Geo Super signal etc. In keeping with journalistic ethics, the PEMRA version is being […]

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