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Blasphemy sentence against TV channel will have chilling effect

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The prison sentence for blasphemy handed down by a court in Pakistan against four people, including the owner of a major private TV channel and one of its star actresses, will have a chilling effect on freedom of expression and the media, Amnesty International said. The organization also noted serious concerns about the fairness of […]

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Gilgit courts have no jurisdiction in Pakistan, say experts

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ISLAMABAD: Eminent legal experts and jurists say that the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) courts have no jurisdiction outside that area and any issue relating to broadcast of any content on the electronic media could only be dealt by Pemra. Akram Sheikh, an eminent legal expert, told The News that no court of Gilgit-Baltistan had the jurisdiction whatsoever […]

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Gilgit court hands 26 years’ jail to Geo TV owner

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By: Jamil Nagri GILGIT: An anti-terrorism court has sentenced the owner of the Jang-Geo group Mir Shakeelur Rehman, host of Geo TV’s morning show Shaista Lodhi, actress Veena Malik and her husband Malik Asad to 26-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs1.3 million each for hurting religious sentiments of people in the show. Announcing the […]

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Pro-army protest camp in front of Jang Group offices

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KARACHI: In order to intimidate the employees of the Jang Group, a pro-army protest camp by a little-known organisation was set up on Wednesday at I.I. Chundrigar Road, just opposite the buildings that house several offices of Pakistan’s largest media house. Calling themselves the “Citizens of Karachi”, the people in the camp blared national songs […]

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SC took up Geo’s petition but not ours: SIC

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Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) Chairman Sahibzada Hamid Raza has said that his council moved the Supreme Court for registration of a blasphemy case against Geo TV on May 17 – but the case has yet to be fixed for hearing. Surprisingly, however, Geo TV’s petition was immediately taken up, Raza said while speaking in anchor […]

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Legal action against Geo: Court orders criminal case against Mir Shakil

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LAHORE: A district and sessions judge in Abbottabad on Monday ordered the local police to register a criminal case against Jang/Geo Group’s Chief Executive Mir Shakilur Rehman, Geo’s morning show host, actress Veena Malik and others in a blasphemy case. Responding to a petition filed by Advocate Abdul Rauf Khan, the court had issued notices […]

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Commissioner asked to form JIT over Geo case

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police has written a letter to the commissioner asking for formation of a joint investigation team to probe blasphemy allegations against Geo TV, according to Dunya News. According to police, the complaint against Geo TV and the allegations are being evaluated fully before a decision on arrest of the accused is made. Police […]

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Objectionable content: Countrywide protests against Geo continue

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KARACHI: Several segments of society continued their protests across the country on Sunday against Geo/Jang Group for allegedly airing objectionable content in its morning show Utho Jago Pakistan. In Karachi, activists of the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) and Anjumane Naujawan-e-Islam (ANI) staged a demonstration outside the Jang Group office on II Chundrigar Road. Addressing the […]

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Cable operators hold demos, suspend Geo transmission

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LAHORE: Cable operators Saturday suspended transmission of Geo News in various cities of the country including Lahore and shifted other channels of the Geo Network to last numbers on cable. The cable operators also held protest demonstrations in various cities against alleged abuse of Cable Operators Association Central President Khalid Arain. In most parts of […]

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Lawyers, religious groups, academia protest against Geo

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LAHORE: The legal fraternity, religious groups, academia and various sections of society continued their protest on Saturday against airing of controversial content on Geo channel. Lawyers in Faisalabad, Multan and Chakwal observed a strike on Saturday, Punjab Bar Council (PBC) announced boycott of courts on Monday, while Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) condemned the […]

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Geo TV owner, 3 others booked for ‘blasphemy’

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The Margalla Police Station on Saturday registered an FIR under sections 295-C and 298-A against owner of the Geo Network Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, morning show host Dr Shaista Lodhi, actress Veena Malik and her husband Asad Basheer Khatak for allegedly committing blasphemy. Islamabad Additional Sessions Judge Jahangir Awan ordered police to register blasphemy case against […]

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Demos held against Geo TV

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KARACHI: Protest rallies were taken out against Geo TV after the channel showed controversial content in its morning show ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’, hosted by Shaista Lodhi. Protests erupted in various cities, including Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, by activists of religious organisations who chanted slogans and flashed banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the TV […]

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