JI moves Senate against Jang Group, Geo intimidation
ISLAMABAD: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has submitted an adjournment motion in the Senate Secretariat against the closure of transmission of Geo TV and ARY TV channel, and burning of copies of The News and the Daily Jang.
The adjournment motion, which bears signatures of JI Senators Professor Khurshid Ahmad, Professor Muhammad Ibrahim and Dr Aafia Zia, said the transmission of Geo TV was blocked, and copies of the publications of the Jang Group were burnt at the behest and patronage of the government.
“The condemnable action amounts to curbing freedom of the press and create harassment against the media and journalists,” said the senators in the motion. In another adjournment motion, the senators raise issue of the issuance of multiple visas to 600 US nationals.
The third adjournment motion pertained to the death of three children including two sisters in Faisalabad after getting some injections. They regretted neither any investigation was conducted into the incidents, nor was any action taken against those responsible for tragic deaths.
Source: The News