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Geo Films releases ‘Welcome to London’ on January 30

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KARACHI: Pioneering film distribution company, Geo Films has joined Iconic Productions in an exclusive partnership to bring the expertly crafted romantic thriller ‘Welcome to London’ to Pakistan on January 30.After gripping fans in the UK, now it’s time for the Pakistani audience to get thrilled, entertained, and to fall in love with the award winning […]

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PM, info minister monitoring Geo situation but helpless

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ISLAMABAD: The Nawaz Sharif government is being pressed hard for the second time in the first year of its tenure to shut down a private TV channel but is resisting the intense pressure while trying not to resort to confrontation with any state institution. Previously, it was a civilian institution that wanted the closure of […]

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Economic murder of workers unacceptable: LPC

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LAHORE: Journalists on Monday continued their symbolic hunger strike camp for the second consecutive day in front of the Lahore Press Club to condemn a murderous attempt on senior journalist Hamid Mir and a possible action against the Geo TV. LPC President Arshad Ansari, LPC Secretary Muhammad Shahbaz Mian, Joint Secretary Farzana Ch, senior journalist […]

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All Pakistan press clubs convention for press freedom on May 1

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LAHORE: Lahore Press Club President Arshad Ansari has announced convening a grand convention of all press clubs of the country in Lahore on May 1 in support of the freedom of expression. Addressing the participants of a token hunger strike camp, organised in front of the LPC on Sunday to condemn murder attempt on Hamid […]

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Perception of govt-army rift disappearing

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Senior journalist and anchorperson Kamran Khan has said that the perception of a rift between the government and the Army is disappearing now and there is evidence that the government and the Army are on the same page on all the important issues. Some television channels are attempting to settle scores by raising questions on […]

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Defence ministry has ‘dossier’ against Geo that it never shared

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ISLAMABAD: The Defence Ministry’s reference to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), seeking Geo TV’s closure makes an interesting reading as it refers many ‘anti-Pakistan’ activities by the channel that the ministry never chose to share with Pemra or the Information Ministry before. This raises questions about the bias the defence establishment has been […]

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Action against Geo to cause anarchy: SCBA

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court Bar Association has called a meeting on Saturday in the wake of the Defence Ministry’s application against Geo. In a statement here, SCBA President Kamran Murtaza said any action against Geo would cause anarchy. He said the dispute should be resolved amicably as it was in the interest of Pakistan. He […]

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Army men used to criticise ISI but faced no treason charges

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ISLAMABAD: Though many media men and journalists are out to prove that Hamid Mir, Geo and Jang Group are traitors merely because Hamid Mir had alleged before the attack on him that he will be attacked by the ISI chief and some other ISI individuals, there are countless examples where regular army officials, even a […]

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Geo, The News, Jang blocked illegally in cantonments

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ISLAMABAD: Geo TV has been blacked out in all cantonment areas and hawkers are not being allowed to distribute daily Jang and The News to subscribers. It appears as if the ghost of General Ziaul Haq is still haunting the freedom of the press like it had done during the worst dictatorship during the late […]

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A war of words

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The extremely tragic assassination attempt on Hamid Mir is the worst demonstration of how forces within the country are trying to stifle freedom of speech. What is equally disturbing is that Geo and Hamid’s family members immediately reacted by accusing the involvement of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in it. Although discretion demanded that even if […]

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Answers to questions about Geo coverage

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ISLAMABAD: A murderous attack on Hamid Mir has been followed by unabated assaults on his employer, Geo TV. ‘Patriotic’ pundits flock to the talk show studios of the TV stations channelled around Aabpara to condemn the coverage that flashed on the screen the picture of the DG ISI, as has been accused by the victim […]

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Complaint to PEMRA: Ministry seeks cancellation of Geo’s licence

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Defence on Tuesday submitted a complaint with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) seeking action against Geo TV for tarnishing the image of a state institution, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The complaint was submitted under the Pemra Ordinance and rules for a false and scandalous campaign undermining the integrity and […]

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