Journalists, civil society, politicians celebrate Geo restoration
LAHORE: On the restoration of Geo News after a 15-day suspension, imposed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), a ceremony was held here outside the Jang/Geo offices at Davis Road on Saturday to celebrate the event.
A large number of people from all walks of life participated.
Senior journalist and Geo News Lahore Bureau Chief Khawar Naeem Hashmi thanked all those who stood with Jang/Geo and supported their cause during the testing times when Geo was put off air. He also said great unity was shown by all segments of society, particularly journalist organisations and workers of Jang/Geo. He said although Geo was shut down unheard, but all are happy now that it has been restored. Sweets were distributed among the participants on the occasion.
Among those present were senior journalist Nasrullah Malik, social activist Bushra Khaliq, Wasif Nagi, Maqsood Butt, Shahab Ansari, general secretary of Jang Workers Union Waseem Babar, president Jang Workers Union Rukhsana Nazli, Bedar Bakhat Butt, Waheed Butt, Khalid Farooqi, president Civil Society Network Pakistan Abdullah Malik, Senior Vice-President PFUJ Ijaz Mirza, Akbar Jatoi, Gohar Butt, Rauf Sheikh, Sajjad Haider, Farhat Abbas Shah, Ameen Hafeez, Rasheed Ali, Ijaz Manzoor, Jawwad Malik, Nadeem Zia, Zahid Ahmed, Fakhira Tehreem, Shahzada Irfan, Muneer Khokhar, Sharafat Ali, Rana Shahid, Raja Arsalan Khan, Muhammad Shafique, Arshad Shafique, Tariq Jamal, Mirza Naseer Baig, Azhar Maqbool, Muhammad Babar, Sabir Awan, Siraj Qadri, Muhammad Hussain, Tahir Saleem, Sohail Butt, Usman Saleem, etc.