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Journalists vow to foil conspiracies against Jang, Geo

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LAHORE: The protest against conspiracies aimed at closure of Jang and Geo continued here on Monday. Speakers, addressing the gathering of journalists, political activists and civil society members, said that 24 days have passed since the attack on Hamid Mir and the start of dictatorial measures to close down Jang and Geo. They pledged that […]

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Hamid Mir attack: Judicial commission to meet today

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court’s three-member inquiry commission, probing the firing incident on Geo TV senior journalist Hamid Mir will resume its proceedings on Tuesday where the inquiry committee will apprise the commission about the progress made so far, Geo News reported. The commission is headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali while the other members of […]

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US dispels notion of funding Pakistani media outlet

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ISLAMABAD: Terming recent statements by political leaders and journalists alleging foreign funding for a specific Pakistani media outlet as “misleading or inaccurate,” the United States on Monday clarified that the embassy provides funding and support to a broad range of organisations to facilitate professional development and capacity building activities. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan […]

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Civil society, labour leaders rally for Geo, Jang

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LAHORE: Civil society members, labour leaders, politicians and the Jang Group staff were of the unanimous opinion that the Jang Group had a known history of resisting military dictatorship, cruelty and injustices in the society, while it always supported and promoted civic rights, justice and freedom of expression. They said the founder of Jang group, […]

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Jang Group wants people to show patience

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KARACHI: The Jang Group spokesman said in a statement Friday that it has been said several times that the Group has leveled no allegation against any institution or head of any institution. It was the stand of the family of Hamid Mir that was aired by Geo. ISPR statement and picture of its DG were […]

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ANP, journalists’ bodies, civil society rally for media freedom


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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network on Friday staged a protest rally against the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and possible curb on the Jang Group, the country’s largest media organisation. Led by Awami National Party leader and former provincial minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) vice-president Shamim Shahid, […]

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Youm-e-Dua observed in country for Hamid Mir

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KARACHI: The issue of assassination attempt on Geo TV senior anchor Hamid Mir is continuously haunting the media with different organisations and civil society pouring words of condemnation and offering prayers for his early recovery. Different organisation, including journalists, civil society bodies and political leaders, throughout the country Friday observed “Youm-e-Dua” for Hamid Mir, praying […]

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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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Media superstar

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It was a random encounter over a year and a half back. Hamid asked if I would consent to be part of his live show. I said yes on the condition that he introduced me properly. I was out of my turf. Perhaps he was as well, but he conscientiously memorised the intro. I made […]

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Friday Youm-e-Dua for Hamid Mir

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ISLAMABAD: All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (Apnec), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Council of Pakistan Press Clubs (CPPC) have announced to observe Youm-e-Dua across the country on Friday to pray for the recovery of renowned journalist and Geo News anchorperson Hamid Mir. In a joint statement, Apnec Chairman Shafiuddin Ashraf and Secretary Ikraam […]

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Courts reject petitions against Geo, Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD/FAISALABAD/MITHI: The court of law on Wednesday rejected petitions against Geo/Jang Group at three different places in the country. The honourable courts in Islamabad, Faisalabad and Mithi took up different applications, seeking banning of Geo TV and trial of its authorities. Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Thursday dismissed […]

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Sindh lawyers won’t accept ban on Geo, Jang Group

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SUKKUR: The High Court Bar Association, Sukkur, District Bar Association, Sukkur, and district bar associations of Khairpur, Ghotki and Naushero Feroze on Tuesday pledged to stand by Geo and the Jang Group if any illegal move against the group was initiated. President High Court Bar Association, Sukkur, Qurban Mallano, said the lawyers believe in freedom […]

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Geo blamed no institution including army, Pemra told

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ISLAMABAD: Geo News and the Jang Group on Tuesday made it clear during the hearing held at the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) that the broadcast mentioned in the complaint was the opinion of an individual, having nothing to do with the Jang Group. Senior lawyer Akram Sheikh appeared on behalf of Geo News […]

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Checks on Jang Group not to be tolerated, says Chaapra

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PESHAWAR: Former president of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and senior journalist Abdul Hameed Chaapra has said that checks on Jang Group, the biggest media group of the country, will not be tolerated anyway. He added that no restraints on freedom of expression would be allowed.Chaapra was addressing a ceremony hosted by PFUJ’s Vice […]

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