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Geo to appear on its original numbers soon: minister

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LAHORE: Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday said he loved the media, as a powerful and independent media was vital for democracy in the country. Talking to the media after a function at the National College of Arts (NCA) here, the minister said Geo News was awarded punishment by Pemra for a mistake; it […]

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Cable operators can’t block any channel on their own: SHC

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday observed that cable operators had no right to close the transmission of any channel on their own. Hearing identical petitions filed by the Independent Media Corporation (IMC) against non-restoration of Geo News transmission after the lapse of the suspension order of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), […]

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Authority still unable to implement decisions regarding channels’ placement

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ISLAMABAD: Following its failure to convince cable operators to stop arbitrarily moving private TV channels’ positions, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday issued warnings to cable operators, ordering them to follow the regulator’s directives. A press note issued by the electronic media regulator says, “Pemra has strictly warned cable network operators to […]

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Restoring Geo TV Pemra’s responsibility, says Kh Asif

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SIALKOT: Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif has said whatever the decision the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had given according to its mandate, it was the responsibility of Pemra to get this decision implemented and restore the transmission even if the cable operators were not accepting it. While talking to the Geo News, he […]

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SHC moved against suspending, shuffling Geo on cable

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KARACHI: Justice Munib Akhter of division bench of the Sindh High Court on Wednesday ordered issuance of notices to Pemra and eight cable operators for illegally suspending/ shuffling the telecast of Geo News. The notices were issued on eight petitions filed by the Independent Media Corporation. Jam Asif and Behzad Haider, advocates, on behalf of […]

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Viewers jubilant at Geo News restoration

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AHAMADPUR SHARQIA/VEHARI/BAHAWALPUR/SIKANDARABAD: A wave of jubilation ran through viewers on the restoration of Geo News transmission. The viewers said Geo News was the best of the bunch while the channel’s transmissions were yet to be restored completely in some cities. The citizens threatened to hold protest if the channel’s transmissions were not restored countrywide. People […]

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Cable operators continue to defy PEMRA orders to restore Geo

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KARACHI: Geo News completed its punishment awarded by PEMRA but the cable operators continue to defy the media watchdog’s orders to restore the channel. The viewers continue to remain deprived of watching their favorite channel. Geo News suffered the punishment for adhering to the principles of persevering to raise voice for the just cause, never […]

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Protest against Geo TV closure continues

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PESHAWAR: The journalist community continued the protest against the closure of the Geo TV channel on the 13th consecutive day on Thursday. The journalists and people from other walks of life visited the camp to express solidarity with the Jang Media Group. The participants chanted slogans in favour of Geo and the Jang Media Group […]

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Model Town incident could have been pre-empted if Geo

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LAHORE: Protest against attack on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and illegal suspension of Geo News by Pemra is continued in Lahore in which hundreds of people from all walks of life participated. Demanding of the government to restore Geo immediately, the protesters said had Geo been there, it would have been standing with the Pak […]

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Pakistan’s ISI accused of subverting media freedom

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Media freedom is under attack in Pakistan, declared Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan’s most prominent journalists. He had six bullets pumped into him by bike riders in Karachi on 19 April. TV anchor, Raza Rumi, was similarly attacked in Lahore in late March. In May 2011, investigative reporter Saleem Shahzad was murdered following his allegations […]

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Protesters demand immediate restoration of Geo

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LAHORE: Civil society members, lawyers, artistes, politicians, journalists and general public held a protest demonstration here on Monday against the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and the illegal suspension of Geo by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). They demanded immediate restoration of the most favourite channel of the country and also supported […]

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Protest camp against Geo closure enters 11th day

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PESHAWAR: The protest camp set up against the suspension of Geo Television entered 11th consecutive day on Tuesday which was attended by political leaders and civil society members apart from journalists in large number. The participants of the camp urged the government to lift the ban on the favourite channel and curbs on the largest […]

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Protesters demand immediate restoration of Geo

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LAHORE: Civil society members, lawyers, artistes, politicians, journalists and general public held a protest demonstration here on Monday against the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and the illegal suspension of Geo by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). They demanded immediate restoration of the most favourite channel of the country and also supported […]

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Banning Geo damaging Pakistan’s image

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Lahore: A protest demonstration was held on Monday against the suspension of Geo in which a large number of people from civil society, legal fraternity, political workers and journalist community participated. The prominent among them were: Maqsood Butt, Zahid Zulfiqar of PPP, Abdullah Malik, Nisar Safdar Advocate, Shahida Jabeen, Iftikhar Shahid, Anjum Rasheed, Muhammad Yaseen […]

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