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Hamid Mir records statement before Judicial Commission

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist and anchorperson of Geo TV Hamid Mir on Monday appeared before the Judicial Commission in the Supreme Court and recorded his statement. Hamid Mir, who arrived in the Supreme Court on a wheelchair along with a large number of media persons, appeared before the Judicial Commission for the second time and recorded […]

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Hamid Mir inquiry commission: acting IG submits report

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KARACHI: Acting IG Sindh Karachi on Friday submitted his report on the progress made in the investigation in Hamid Mir attack case to the Supreme Court’s 3-member inquiry commission probing firing incident on the senior Geo TV journalist. The commission headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali is to ascertain facts, identify culprits and fix responsibility […]

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AIG briefs SC commission on progress in Hamid Mir case

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KARACHI: Additional IG Karachi on Thursday briefed the Supreme Court’s three-member inquiry commission, probing firing incident on senior Geo TV anchorperson Hamid Mir, about the progress of investigation in the case. The commission headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, which has been given the responsibilities to ascertain facts, identify culprits and fix responsibility for the […]

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IHC disposes of petition against Geo, Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) disposed of the petition regarding cancellation of licence of Pakistan’s most famous TV channel Geo News and checks on the publications of the Jang Group as the petitioners failed to pursue the case. On the occasion of hearing of the case on Thursday, the petitioners and their counsel did […]

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IHC rejects Geo TV’s plea to stop Pemra proceedings

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday rejected the petition to stop proceedings in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against the Geo TV initiated on the ISI application. Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan of the IHC took up the application filed by Independent Media Corporation and Mir Ibrahim-ur-Rahman on Thursday. Senior lawyer Akram […]

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Lahore Bar Association passes requisition to curb Geo’s transmission

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Lahore: The Lahore Bar Association (LBA) unanimously passed a requisition moved by advocate Sardar Aftav Virk to curb transmission of Geo and to register a treason case against Mir Shakill-ur-Rehman, the news editors, Amir Mir, and all analysts for ‘damaging the repute of the respectable institution ISI’. The requisition contained more than 100 signatures of […]

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IHC annuls ADSJ order for case against media group

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday suspended the order of an additional district sessions judge (ADSJ) Justice of Peace for registration of a case against the owner of Jang Group and GEO Television network Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman and a journalist Amir Mir for allegedly maligning armed forces and ISI. Besides suspending the orders, Justice […]

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Lahore journalists express solidarity with Hamid Mir, Jang, Geo

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LAHORE: The journalist community staged a protest demonstration outside the Lahore Press Club (LPC) on Monday to express solidarity with senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and Jang/Geo and demanded the authorities concerned arrest the culprits at the earliest. The participants said that over two weeks have passed but Hamid Mir attackers have not been arrested yet. […]

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Courts block moves against Jang Group, Geo

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ISLAMABAD: Similar petitions filed against the Jang Group and Geo in different parts of the country were blocked by the courts on Monday. In Islamabad, Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended the order of an Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) and Justice of Peace Muhammad Jehangir Awan who had […]

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Need to end blame game, resolve issues

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DUBAI: Some people, somewhere, at a level where decisions about the country and the nation are taken, must step out of the arena and sit down quietly and discuss recent and very disturbing issues dispassionately. Away from the din, they must figure out where things are heading, and if in a wrong direction, why. Who […]

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Traitors and national interest

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“WE cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them,” Albert Einstein had argued. The ruckus kicked up by indignant patriots after the assassination attempt on Hamid Mir proves just that. Outdated notions of national security and national interest and an unflinching commitment to entrench them oppressively are alive and […]

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Ethics flouted by media groups

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ISLAMABAD: Contrary to established journalistic norms, some media groups blacked out the news of the first official statement of Hamid Mir after an assassination attempt on him. While the media did cover the actual story of the attack on Hamid Mir but on Thursday, for reasons best known to them, they hesitated in airing the […]

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Threats were from state, non-state actors: Hamid Mir

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KARACHI: Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir has said that he stands for national sovereignty, supremacy of rule of law, democracy and freedom of expression, and his voice could not be silenced. Hamir Mir issued his first official statement on Thursday after regaining consciousness. In his statement, Hamid Mir thanked the Pakistani people and said […]

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Court moved for treason case against Jang Group, Amir Mir

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LAHORE: A district and sessions court on Monday sought comments from the SHO concerned on a petition seeking registration of a treason case against the owners of Jang Group and Amir Mir, brother of injured Geo News anchor Hamid Mir, over the charges of tarnishing the image of the Pakistan Army and the Inter-Services Intelligence […]

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