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Pakistan’s complicated media freedom threats

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In March 2014, Pakistani columnist Raza Rumi was injured in a gun attack that killed his driver. Weeks later, Hamid Mir, star journalist of Geo TV, Pakistan’s biggest TV station, was shot six times. Luckily, both survived, and managed to avoid becoming part of a bleak statistic. Since 1992, 30 journalists have been murdered in […]

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Case against Geo TV quashed

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KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court quashed on Friday a case lodged against Geo TV for broadcasting a programme whose contents were deemed sacrilegious. The management of the TV channel, the host of the programme and some others were booked on charges of airing the objectionable contents in a morning show in May. On the directive of […]

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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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Geo withdraws petition for clubbing all cases

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ISLAMABAD: The Geo TV owners and management have withdrawn the petition from Supreme Court (SC) seeking hearing of all the cases registered against it across the country at one place and the court has disposed of the matter. The court observed that the SC had no powers to club the cases and such powers rested […]

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Geo owner booked under Anti-Terrorism Act

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RAWALPINDI: Following an order by an additional district and sessions judge, police on Friday registered a case – under the Anti-Terrorism Act and the controversial blasphemy laws – against the owner of Geo TV and the producer and anchor of a morning show, for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of a particular sect. The judge, […]

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US citizen also implicated in case against Geo TV

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KARACHI: A local court ordered the registration of a case against Geo TV employees, including an American citizen. Besides registering a case against the Jang Group owner, Geo TV Vice President Dr Amir Liaquat, anchorperson Dr Shaista Lodhi, singer Mohsin Rizvi, Actress Veena Malik, her husband Asad Khattak and others, the court ordered implicating George […]

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