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Petition to book Geo TV officials rejected

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ISLAMABAD: District and Sessions Judge, Justice of Peace, Zeba Chaudhry, on Thursday dismissed petitions against airing of statement of senior anchor Hamid Mir’s brother Amir Mir about the ISI and refused to pass orders to book the Geo TV officials in this regard. The petitions had sought action against Geo TV for airing this statement. […]

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PFUJ president calls for freedom of press

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GUJRANWALA: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt has warned that the newspaper industry workers would not tolerate any move against the freedom of press and urged that all extrajudicial and illegal tactics against the press should end forthwith. He said the PFUJ had decided to uphold the freedom of press and would […]

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Defence ministry hints at appealing Pemra decision

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ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said the ministry will appeal against a decision of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) suspending transmission of Geo TV for a fortnight and imposing a Rs10 million fine on the channel. In a statement, he said the “Ministry of Defence is absolutely not satisfied with the penalty […]

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Choking Geo

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Geo TV went off air last night, accepting a Pemra directive though disagreeing with it. But it raises serious questions about how laws are framed and implemented. In what form of democracy is the accused sentenced and punished without even being given a chance to present a defence? That is exactly what Pemra has done […]

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Politicians, lawyers condemn Geo channel shutdown

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KARACHI/LAHORE/PESHAWAR: Media watchdog Pemra’s decision to suspend the Geo TV licence for 15 days on Friday drew strong criticism from political leaders and lawyers. PPP Sindh General Secretary Taj Haider on Friday said it was very unfortunate that private TV channels were being shut down. He said the government should have stepped in much earlier […]

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Still blocked Geo to sue Pemra for contempt of court

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ISLAMABAD: Geo television has decided to knock on the doors of the Supreme Court again by moving a contempt of court petition against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) after the apex court’s orders to restore the Geo transmission were completely ignored and the government’s ‘instructions’ on this count simply put into dustbin by […]

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Cable operators scared of hidden forces: Sana

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LAHORE: Journalists working for different media organisations on Thursday gathered outside the Punjab Assembly and vehemently condemned the action against Geo and vowed to protect the media freedom at all costs. Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan and Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Sher Mohammed Gorchani expressed solidarity with the journalist community, condemned the action against […]

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Any action against Geo to hit workers: Labour body

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LAHORE: The General Secretary of the People’s Labour Bureau (PLB), Punjab, Saleem Mughal, on Thursday said the country’s most popular TV network Geo was being subjected to illegal suspension as the fourth pillar of the state was under attack. Closing down Pakistan’s largest media conglomerate would lead to economic death of thousands of employees. The […]

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PEMRA Council not competent to suspend TV licence

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The PEMRA Council of Complaints is not competent to propose punitive action to the extent of suspension of licence of any television channel as did its members the other day. The said Council is only empowered to recommend censure and fine and that too to the PEMRA Authority under PEMRA Ordinance 2002 on violation of […]

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Legal action against Geo: Court orders criminal case against Mir Shakil

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LAHORE: A district and sessions judge in Abbottabad on Monday ordered the local police to register a criminal case against Jang/Geo Group’s Chief Executive Mir Shakilur Rehman, Geo’s morning show host, actress Veena Malik and others in a blasphemy case. Responding to a petition filed by Advocate Abdul Rauf Khan, the court had issued notices […]

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Pemra seeks law ministry’s opinion in Geo case

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday referred the issue of complaint against Geo News to the Ministry of Law for legal opinion after the majority of members contended that the authority could not handle it directly. The authority has sought the legal opinion of the ministry on the legality of the […]

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Bilour opposes steps against Geo, Jang Group

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PESHAWAR: Senior leader of Awami National Party (ANP) and member National Assembly Ghulam Ahmad Bilour said that his party had never extended any support to the steps taken against freedom of press, nor would it do this in future. He said that steps taken against Geo News and Jang Group on the grounds of difference […]

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Journalists demand enactment of journalist protection bill

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LAHORE: Protesting journalists outside the Lahore Press Club on Tuesday demanded the federal government introduce a journalist protection bill in the Parliament to provide them security. The participants observed a symbolic hunger strike camp outside the LPC against the murder attempt on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and possible action against Geo News channel. They demanded […]

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