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Jang-Geo workers to hold massive rallies today

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ISLAMABAD: On the call of the Joint Action Committee of the workers of Geo and Jang Group, the workers of the Geo and Jang Group will hold massive protest rallies today (Thursday) in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore against the arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman at 3:00pm. The protest rallies will participated and addressed by journalists, […]


IHC issues notices to ministry, Pemra on petition over Geo’s cable placement

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued notices to the ministry of information and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday in petitions filed against a move by cable operators to either remove Geo TV from their lists of channels or to relegate it. Chief Justice Athar Minallah, who heard identical petitions filed by Pakistan […]


IIRMR condemns arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman

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LAHORE: Institute of International Relations and Media Research (IIRMR) has underscored the need of unity and solidarity in the rank and file of all stakeholders of media in Pakistan. “Only strong walls of unity between owners and media practitioners can defeat internal and external forces hell bent to undermine rights of freedom of expression and […]


Dr Baig shows concerns over arrest of Mir Shakil

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KARACHI: Former SVP FPCCI, Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig has expressed serious concerns over the arrest of editor-in-chief of Jang/GEO group, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a 34-year-old property case.Dr Baig said he had grave concerns over implications of the arrest on the freedom of expression. He said the country was going through catastrophic situation due to Coronavirus, […]


Journalists continue protest against arrest of Jang-Geo head

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LAHORE/RAWALPINDI: The Jang/Geo Media Group workers and other journalists on Tuesday continued protests against arrest of the Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a fake case and demanded his immediate release. They expressed strong concern over shifting of Geo News to last numbers on cable network and shutting down its […]


PBA complains to govt on Rs1 bn unfair tax relief to ARY

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has written a letter to the government hinting at possible favoritism to the ARY in Rs1 billion fraud case that the government had caught in 2013. The illegal exemption certificate on airtime/content claimed by the FBR worth multimillion rupees has opened up a new Pandora’s box prompting the PBA […]


Sindh political, HR organisations demand MSR’s release

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SUKKUR: The members of political and nationalist parties and human rights organisations from Sukkur, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Larkana, Naushahro Feroze, Ghotki, Mirpurkhas, Umarkot and other districts demanded immediate release of Jang-Geo group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. PPP leader Engineer Khan Muhammad Phulpoto said the arrest of the Editor-in-Chief of Jang-Geo Group was politically motivated and symbolises victimisation. […]


Jang/Geo head would stand vindicated: Shujaat

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LAHORE: Former prime minister and PML-Q leader Ch Shujaat Hussain said Tuesday he had studied the NAB case of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief. Talking to Hamid Mir, the host of Geo News programme Capital Talk, Shujaat said he was confident that Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman will come out vindicated. The News International


Freedom of media

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It is a matter of shame that even after 73 years of independence our governments have not realized and understood the importance of freedom of expression. We have had a long history of demonstrations and movements against the highhandedness of the various governments that tried to suppress the media – both electronic and print. Today […]


Journalists continue countrywide protests against arrest of Mir Shakil

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ISLAMABAD/ KARACHI/ LAHORE: The workers of Geo, Jang and The News lodged protest on Monday outside the Geo News offices in Islamabad on the call of Joint Action Committee of the workers of Geo and Jang Group against the arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and closure and shifting of Geo from its original position to […]


Facts expose NAB’s fishy handling of Jang/Geo chief’s case

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ISLAMABAD: From call up notice of NAB’s “Complaint Verification Cell” to the arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, the Editor-in-Chief of the Jang/Geo Group, the entire handling of the case by the Bureau’s Lahore office was both unusual and fishy. Following is the account of the events that raises serious questions about the conduct of the NAB: […]


Amnesty Int’l concerned over Jang/Geo head’s arrest

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COLOMBO/BRUSSELS: Amnesty International Monday expressed deep concern over the arrest of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakeel-ur-Rahman. A twitter message sai: “Amnesty International is deeply concerned with the arrest of Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rahman in what appears to be yet another incident of harassment of journalists in Pakistan. He must be guaranteed a fair […]


Three opposition parties file petition against arrest of Jang group owner

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Three opposition parties — the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) — have jointly filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against what they called a crackdown by the government on Geo TV and the arrest of Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman. Hearing another petition in this […]


Protest rallies in Sindh against Mir Shakil’s arrest

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SUKKUR: Sindh Journalists’ Council and Small Traders Union Sukkur have taken out a protest rally against the arbitrary arrest of editor-in-chief Jang/Geo group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. After marching on the streets, the rally terminated at the Ghanta Ghar, Sukkur. It was led by senior journalists Sahil Jogi, KB Sheikh and President Sukkur Small Traders Union Javeed […]