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Geo CEO rejects charge, terms it part of anti-Jang Group campaign

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KARACHI: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Geo Mir Ibrahim-ur-Rahman totally rejected an allegation levelled against him by former additional secretary Election Commission of Pakistan Muhammad Afzal Khan on Sunday. He said this allegation seems to be part of the ongoing campaign against Geo and the Jang Group. Following is the text of his statement: Afzal […]

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A black day despite public support by all, PM, politicians included

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ISLAMABAD: Motivation and the motives behind suspension of Geo TV by Pemra apart, the stringent action against the most popular TV channel marks the blackest day for the constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of the press that was not offered on a silver platter. Meanwhile, vultures, disguised as TV anchorpersons and journalists, prodded and promoted by their masters, […]

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World media bodies, rights watchdog slam Geo’s closure

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WASHINGTON/PARIS/ISLAMABAD: Rights watchdog Amnesty International and international media organisations on Friday condemned the suspension of Geo News licence by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and termed it politically-motivated and an attack on the freedom of press. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the Pemra’s decision and termed it politically motivated and […]

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Jang Group being silenced apparently on military orders, says Amnesty

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ISLAMABAD: Amnesty International, the world human rights watchdog, has said that up to 80 percent of the Jang Media Group’s distribution in print and on the airwaves has been disrupted by media industry bodies, apparently under the orders of the Pakistani military. The Pakistani authorities should immediately investigate the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the military’s premier […]

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Geo and Jang Group a torch-bearer, national pride

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In 1950s the UK government appointed a commission to survey British newspapers. The commission wrote in its report that the daily ‘London Times’, because of its lofty ideals and principles, is not only a trustworthy newspaper but also a symbol of national pride. No doubt, in today’s Pakistan the Geo/Jang Group commands the same position. […]

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Morning show issue must end after apology: Kaira

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LALAMUSA/JAUHARABAD: Former minister for Information and Broadcasting and PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira on Monday condemned the ongoing campaign against the Geo/Jang Group and said the matter concerning a morning show’s content should end after submission of apology. He was talking to various delegations and media persons at Dera Kaira on his return from a […]

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Pakistan’s most popular Geo channels shut down

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s number one channel Geo News and other channels of the Geo family have been forcibly shut down across the country. This is the third time this has happened during three different governments. People are deeply upset as they are not able to watch their favourite and popular channels, Geo News, Geo Entertainment, Geo […]

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