Japan press body demands lifting of curbs on Geo TV
TOKYO: Japan International Press Club has demanded of the government of Pakistan to remove unannounced restrictions from Geo TV and bring cable operators in the ambit of law.
In a press release, they said the government looks being failed in getting the Supreme Court order implemented seeking restoration of Geo TV on its old position. It said the failure has endangered freedom of press in Pakistan and lives of workers of the county’s largest media group.
Our correspondent adds from Pattoki: The ruling PML-N Lawyers Wing Pattoki President Raja Rustam Zaheer, journalist leader Sardar Muhammad Sharif and HR activist Shahzada Asif Bhatti have vowed that they would extend their protest to Islamabad if Geo TV is harmed.
Addressing a gathering at Kachehri, they said the role of Pemra in restoring Geo TV transmission is not visible. They said the government should act against the cable operators who have put another channel in place of Geo TV.
Sardar Sharif said the police have so far failed to arrest those who torched vehicles of Jang Group. Obaidullah, Mehmood Ghumman, Rashed Advocate, Rana Suhail, Imran Chaudhry and others also condemned restrictions on media.