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Blasphemy: Court summons owners of over 20 channels

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SARGODHA: A sessions court here on Monday summoned the owners of 20 TV channels and Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed on June 4 (tomorrow) over the broadcasting of material blasphemous to the Ahle Bait. Muhammad Ilyaz Qadri of village 71 Shumali had filed an application with the additional district and sessions judge against the owners […]


Hidden hands continue to target Geo, Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD: In the wake of relentless attacks on the Jang Group journalists and burning of vehicles carrying newspapers, though all and sundry know how hidden hands work and this cannot be done without their backing, a few stooges of the establishment have turned no stone unturned to fan hatred among the general public against the […]


Rallies staged against ARY, Samaa channels

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LAHORE: After Friday prayers in Gaggo Mandi, rallies were staged against ARY and Samaa TV channels on repeatedly showing controversial programme. Qari Shafiq Chishti of Noori Masjid, Ahle-Sunaat Wal Jamaat’s district president Rao Habibur Rehman, Qari Jan Muhammad and Qari Shaukat separately led the protest rallies. In their speeches they said both the abovementioned channels […]


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 […]


Geo lowers profile after blasphemy row

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ISLAMABAD: Geo Television station said it was ramping up security on Tuesday after it became the object of dozens of blasphemy accusations for airing allegedly blasphemous song during a morning show with an actress. The television is scrubbing logos off its vans and limiting staff movements after receiving scores of threats over allegedly blasphemous content, […]


JS Bank case SHC orders TV channel to submit reply by May 7

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KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has sought reply till May 7 from ARY TV channel on the contempt of court petition filed against it by JS Bank. Justice Muhammad Shafi Siddiqi heard the case. According to details, JS Bank has made ARY Chief Executive Salman Iqbal and anchor Mubashar Luqman as respondents in the case […]


Shuhada Foundation moves court against TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Shuhada Foundation of Pakistan Trust (SFPT) of Lal Masjid has filed an application with the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against private TV channel ARY for what it called breaking a false news through its bureau chief on Monday in which it was claimed that one Hafiz Ehtisham of SFPT had claimed responsibility for […]


SHC gives channel two weeks in contempt case

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court, in a case filed by the JS Bank against a private television channel (ARY) and regarding Rs5 billion compensation, ordered the respondent-contemnors to file their affidavits within two weeks. Justice Mohammed Shafi Siddiqi of the SHC heard the case and adjourned it until March 18.The petitioner, citing ARY, Mubashir and […]


Professional education: ‘Teach journalism in south Punjab colleges’

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MULTAN: More than 300 journalists from Multan district organised a demonstration here on Sunday, demanding the introduction of journalism courses at colleges and universities in the south Punjab. Currently journalism is taught at master’s level at Bahauddin Zakariya University and Islamia University Bahawalpur. The protesting journalists gathered in front of the Multan Press Club. They […]