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Message from Editor-in-Chief

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I have learnt that a protest is being organised across the country on the 24th to protest against my illegal detention by NAB. I am requesting all journalists, human rights activists, legal fraternity, professional associations to look after yourselves and follow the directives of healthcare professionals regarding your and the public’s safety. I would like […]


Protests continue across country for release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman

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LAHORE: Protest demonstrations continued across all major cities of the country on Sunday for the release of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman from illegal detention of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Employees of Jang/Geo, political and religious leaders and workers and civil society members participated in the demonstrations and demanded immediate release of the Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief. […]


Jang/Geo Group continues protest against arrest of Editor-in-Chief

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ISLAMABAD: The workers of the Geo, Jang and The News on the call of the Joint Action Committee of the workers continued their countrywide protest on Friday against the arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and announced to hold protest rally at NAB headquarters in Islamabad on March 24. The protest of the workers of the […]


Sehwan court acquits journalist

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KARACHI: Another journalist proved was exonerated by court in a case registered under Anti-Terrorism Act (7-ATA) against him and his relatives. The Sehwan’s Court acquitted senior journalist and former president of Sehwan Press Club Yasin Rind and his relatives in a case registered against them under Anti-Terrorism Act (7-ATA) by Sehwan Police on August 7, […]


Who is behind the campaign against Jang/ Geo Group?

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ISLAMABAD: Barrister Shahzad Akbar-led Assets Recovery Unit (ARU) of the Prime Minister’ Office denies the rumors circulating in Islamabad that he’s coordinating campaign on Jang/ Geo Group that include the arrest of Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on a false case. Akbar, who is also Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Special […]


Arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman: Jang-Geo Group workers continue protest

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ISLAMABAD: The workers of Geo, Jang and The News on the call of the Joint Action Committee of the media workers continued their countrywide protest on Friday against the arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. In Islamabad, the protest of Jang, Geo and The News workers was also participated by journalists from other media groups, political […]


Trade, labour union leaders demand release of Mir Shakil

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ISLAMABAD: The trade and labour unions of the country have demanded the release of Editor-in-Chief of Geo and Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman while announcing their solidarity with the workers of the largest media group of the country. The leaders of the labour and trade unions of from all over Pakistan visited the office of Geo […]


Prof Sajid Mir slams govt for victimising MSR

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LAHORE: Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith (MJAH) president Senator Prof Sajid Mir has termed the arrest of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman an attempt to usurp media freedom by the PTI government despite its chairman in the past termed party’s success and popularity to Geo TV. In his video statement Friday, Senator Sajid Mir said Prime Minister […]


As plot case crumbles, new efforts afoot to frame Jang-Geo editor-in-chief

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ISLAMABAD: After failing to implicate Editor-in-Chief of Geo/Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a 34-year old land case, now efforts are afoot to fabricate new cases but the search ends at those which have already been concluded after allegations found unfounded. A source privy to development said that different government departments have been asked to share […]


CJA calls for release of Mir Shakil

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The Commonwealth Journalist Association (CJA) calls on the Government of Pakistan to release the Jang Group Editor-in-Chief, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who has been in detention since 12 March. Business Recorder


UK lawyers condemn Jang-Geo editor-in-chief’s unlawful arrest

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LONDON: Pakistan Human Rights Forum (UK) has condemned the illegal arrest of Jang/Geo Media Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The press release was signed by Shahid Dastgir Khan, who is one of the oldest and founding members of PTI and has served as an adviser on political and legal issues to […]


Release Jang-Geo editor-in-chief, demands CJA

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TORONTO, Canada: The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) calls on the Government of Pakistan to release the Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who has been in detention since March 12. The CJA stated Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest and detention by the National Accountability Bureau before substantive hearings have begun are contrary to the bureau’s established practice and […]


NAB chairman briefed on Mir Shakil case

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LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal was briefed on Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s case during his visit to the provincial headquarters here on Thursday. According to NAB, a combined investigation team (CIT) accompanied by legal and land revenue experts headed by NAB Lahore Director General Shahzad Saleem briefed the chairman on […]


Arrest of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief: Journalists continue countrywide protest

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ISLAMABAD/KARACHI/LAHORE: The workers of the Geo, Jang and The News Thursday continued their countrywide protest against the arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and closure of Geo news at some places and shifting of its number from the original position on the cable. The protest call was given by the Joint Action Committee of the workers […]