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SC suspends conviction of Geo TV owner by GB court

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court suspended on Wednesday a Nov 25 verdict of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) No. 1, convicting media tycoon and Geo TV owner Mir Shakeelur Rahman and sentencing him to 10 years rigorous imprisonment and Rs300,000 in fines. A three-judge Supreme Court, bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, also asked Attorney […]

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Blasphemy: owners of five channels declared absconders

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NANKANA SAHIB: In an alleged blasphemy case, a court declared the owners of five private TV channels as proclaimed offenders, here on Saturday. On an application, filed by Rana Abdul Sattar Khan Advocate, a sessions court had ordered registration of a case under blasphemy charges against ARY Chief Executive Muhammad Suleman, anchorperson Mubasher Lucman, Dunya […]

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Pakistani media owner, three others sentenced to 26 years’ imprisonment for blasphemy

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The anti-terrorism court in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan convicted four persons to 26 years in prison and a fine of 1.30 million rupees (approx. US$130,000) each for blasphemy. Those convicted include Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, owner of Geo Television network, Geo TV’s morning show host Shaista Lodhi, actress Veena Malik and her husband Malik Asad. [NOTE: The […]

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Balochistan High Court stays action on cases against Geo

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QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court on Thursday issued a stay order with regard to the proceedings on the cases filed against a programme of the Geo TV morning show ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’. A two-member bench of the Balochistan High Court (BHC), comprising Justice Muhammad Noor Muskaanzai and Justice Muhammad Hashim Kakar, issued the stay order […]

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Case against Geo, others dismissed on court order

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MULTAN: Chahlaik Police Station has discharged the case against Geo TV owners, morning show host Shaista Lodhi, Veena Malik, Asad Khattak and other staff on order of the court. According to Investigation Officer Nazar Muhammad appointed in Chahlaik Police Station, the programme was aired from Karachi and a relevant case was registered in the same […]

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Police asked to consider cancelling case against Geo TV

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KARACHI: A prosecutor of an anti-terrorism court has suggested to police to examine the possibility of cancellation of a case lodged against Geo TV after it broadcast a programme whose contents were deemed sacrilegious. An FIR was lodged on the complaint of a lawyer in May against the management of Geo TV, Shaista Lodhi, the […]

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IHC also orders FIR against ARY for blasphemy against Ahl-e-Bait

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi has ordered the registration of an FIR against ARY TV for blaspheming Ahl-e-Bait, turning down a decision of the subordinate court. The District Bar Association, Islamabad, has challenged dismissal of their application against the TV channel for blasphemy in the IHC. On Monday, CJ […]

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Blasphemy against Ahle Bait: More pleas against TV channels

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LAHORE: A case against TV channels and some people was registered for airing blasphemous content against the Ahle Bait at the City Police Station Mianwali. On the other hand, Sargodha’s sessions’ court reserved verdict until June 7 on a petition filed against 20 TV channels, the information and broadcasting minister, Pemra officials and cable operators. […]

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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 […]

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Registration of cases against Geo continues

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ZHOB/TALAGANG/NAROWAL/DI Khan: Cases have been registered at Zhob, Talagang and Narowal against Geo management, host of a morning show and others on charges of insulting Ahle Bait. At Talagang City Police Station, a case was registered on the orders of Additional Sessions Judge on a petition filed by president of the local Bar Association Mohammad […]

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Tamed media to hurt Pakistan

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AFTER battling a mounting charge on its policies, practices and credibility for over a month now Geo and its parent group Jang have claimed the television channel is finally down, even if temporarily. Cable operators in most parts of the country appear to have pulled the plug on the channel. Why was this media giant […]

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If any channel is shut, others will also face the same fate, Senate told

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ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers in the Senate on Wednesday cautioned against the backdoor elements pushing for derailment of the federal parliamentary system so as to sneak into the power corridors. Senators called on the government to take the ongoing crisis, stemming from the assault on Hamid Mir, seriously and take corrective measures to arrest it or some […]

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PEMRA vs PEMRA

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All eyes are on Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). No matter how incompetent or troubled it may be, the authority remains responsible for dealing with issues related to the electronic media such as the one making headlines these days. During this tug of war between the country’s biggest media house and the Inter-Services Intelligence […]

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Senators strongly oppose ban on Geo

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ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers in the Senate on Monday vehemently opposed shutting down of Geo TV, warning that if this was done, the media would weaken, and the resulting situation will be threatening to democracy. Senators were intrigued over the process of bringing people on the roads and provoking them about a morning show by Geo entertainment […]

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