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Journalists, civil society activists protest, demand restoration of Geo News

LONDON: Hundreds of people, including journalists, members of the civil society, activists, and political workers staged a protest here on the weekend to demand Pakistani authorities to restore Geo News and its associated channels. The demonstration was held in front of the High Commission of Pakistan, in London, with journalists of Pakistan Press Club UK, International […]

Khursheed condemns ban on Geo News

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SUKKUR: The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah said on Thursday that it is not the opportune time todisclose the name of caretaker prime minister. He said consultations and discussions are going on over different candidates, adding the final decision would be taken in the last month. Khursheed Shah […]

SC orders govts to clear media houses’ dues in 30 days

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ISLAMABAD – Clamping complete ban on self-projection advertisements by politicians, the three-member apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar Wednesday directed federal and provincial governments to clear the pending dues of media houses on account of advertisements within one month’s time. In another case relating to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) autonomous status in […]

Beg or borrow, but pay your staff, CJP tells Geo

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ordered the management of Geo TV to pay all pending salaries to its employees by April 30. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing a suo motu case regarding the nonpayment of staff salaries by media house owners. The bench asked the media house to […]

Allah aside, no one can block or off-air Geo unlawfully: CJP

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday observed that except Allah, no one on earth can block or off-air transmission of Geo channels unlawfully and directed the management of Independent Media Corporation (Geo News) to file a fresh application on the matter. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib […]

Distribution of Geo TV channels remains disrupted in many parts of the country

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The transmission of Geo TV channel continues to be disrupted in many areas of Pakistan.  Television programmes in Pakistan are distributed by cable operators, and there are allegations that they are pressured by political groups and law enforcement agencies to disrupt and suspend transmission of programs as a means to punish channels. Disrupting the broadcasts […]

Geo blackout

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We feel obligated to raise our voice against reports that cable operators in several areas of the country have taken Geo News and its affiliate channels off air. We hope that print and electronic media of the country will take a principled stance and raise their voice in support of the channel, regardless of their […]

PID starts publishing daily ad distribution plan on its website

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ISLAMABAD: The Press Information Department (PID) has started publishing its plan about daily advertisement distribution among the print and electronic media on its official website. Federal Information and Broadcasting Secretary Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera had directed Press Information Officer Muhammad Saleem to bring transparency in distribution of advertisements among the media houses and publications. The […]

APPC admin ordered to re-fix salary of employee

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Lahore: The Lahore High Court ordered Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation’s (APPC) administration to re-fix the salary of a reinstated senior journalist in accordance with Cabinet Division instructions and review board decision . The court also ordered the administration to pay the remaining compensation arrears to the petitioner in accordance with Sacked Employees Act 2010. […]

Pemra secy directed to appear before LHC on 27th

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday directed the secretary Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to appear before the court on March 27 and explain the rule of Pemra in ongoing tirade against judiciary. The court passed these orders in a petition filed by Amina Malik of Civil Society Network through Azhar Siddique advocate. […]

KP govt spent Rs1.63 billion on ad campaigns in last five years, Supreme Court told

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An official informed the Supreme Court on Monday that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)-led government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa spent Rs1.63 billion on media campaigns in its five-year tenure ending this year. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo motu notice against hefty ad expenditure by provincial governments. […]

Sindh Assembly gets five-year details of ads given to newspapers, magazines

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KARACHI: The Sindh government gave advertisements worth hundreds of millions of rupees to 81 newspapers and magazines from April 2008 to November 2013, said Information Minister Nasir Shah. He was responding to legislators’ questions, at the Sindh Assembly’s Friday session, during the Question Hour that pertained to the information department. The details given in the […]

Pemra asked to frame rules for TV channels on gruesome videos

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Wednesday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to make regulations barring TV channels from telecasting gruesome videos and pictures related to the acts of terrorism. A bench consisting of Justice Qaisar Rasheed and Justice Mussarat Hilali also ordered the directors of major public sector hospitals in the […]

Pemra chief non-appointment: LHC seeks replies in contempt of court case

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LAHORE: While taking up a contempt of court application filed over non-compliance of the court orders regarding appointment of chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), the Lahore High Court (LHC) Tuesday issued notices to the authorities concerned. The secretary information and secretary Pemra have been directed to submit their replies till March 15. Petitioner-lawyer […]