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Media will win this battle too

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“We will not surrender. We will win this battle too. We are ready to hear your verdict. Do what your masters must have told you to do,” said one of the four journalists before a Military Court officer sentenced them to nine months imprisonment and 10 lashes each on May 13, 1978. These brave journalists […]

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No intention to ban Jang and Geo: Nawaz

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LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that his government had no intention of banning Geo and the Jang Group as requested by the Ministry of Defence. Asked by The News about the attempts by some quarters to persecute Geo and the Jang Group, Nawaz Sharif said that the media was playing a positive […]

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Blacking out Geo transmission is no solution: Siraj

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MARDAN: JI chief Sirajul Haq Monday asked Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif to play their role in resolving the tussle between the Geo News and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). Talking to journalists here, he said the ongoing row between the two institutions had caused concern among the people and […]

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UK rally backs Hamid Mir, warns against ban on Geo

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LONDON: Pakistanis in Britain have called on the government of Pakistan to ensure that Hamid Mir gets justice through a thorough and completely transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding a well-planned gun attack aimed at ending his life in Karachi a week ago. At a large rally held outside Pakistan High Commission here, British Pakistanis […]

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Cable operators flay attack on Hamid Mir

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LAHORE: Cable Operators Association of Pakistan has condemned attack on senior journalist and renowned anchorperson Hamid Mir and prayed for his early recovery. Addressing an emergent press conference at the Lahore Press Club here on Saturday, Association’s central president Capt (retd) Jabbar A Khan, chairman Ghufran Mustafa, secretary general Sheikh Ijaz, vice-chairman Shahid Lodhi and […]

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US says it is watching events after attack on Hamid Mir

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WASHINGTON: The US has said it is watching developments in Pakistan after the attack on Geo TV journalist Hamid Mir as it launched an annual press freedom campaign. “On the expected blockage of Geo TV, we’re aware of these reports and also aware of the reports that the government has sent a reference to the […]

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IHC, LHC dismiss pleas for ban on Geo, Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Friday dismissed the petition of a local journalist, seeking ban on Geo television. The petitioner named the Federation of Pakistan through secretary Ministry of Defence, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Mir Ibrahim Rehman, chief executive officer Geo TV, Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, Amir […]

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FO condemns attack on Hamid Mir

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ISLAMABAD: While the Defense Ministry wants to ban Geo and Jang Group newspapers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday showed some compassion when it condemned attack on Hamid Mir. At the weekly media briefing, the spokesperson was reminded that the US State Department, Reporters without Borders and the Amnesty International had condemned the brutal attack […]

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Pemra assures restoration of Geo News telecasts: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rasheed has said that he talked to the Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Pervaiz Rathore regarding the closure of Geo News in parts of the country and the Pemra chief had assured him that he would take steps for the restoration of […]

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Geo asked to tone down broadcast

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has once again asked Geo TV to tone down its transmission and respect the country’s defence institutions, sources told The Express Tribune on Thursday. The media watchdog on Thursday held a detailed discussion over the defence ministry’s complaint against Geo TV for making serious allegations against the […]

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APNS president calls for restraint

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Hameed Haroon, the President of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), has expressed concern that the freedom of press envisioned in Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan is now facing the gravest threat it has encountered in the past decade, and if press freedoms are allowed to deteriorate further, an irreversible damage will be […]

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