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Show-cause notices issued to eight cable operators, Pemra tells LHC

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday adjourned till Oct 17 the hearing of constitutional petitions, filed by the Independent Media Corporation, against the closure of Geo TV and non-restoration of its position to the April 19 position, in violation of court orders. During the course of the hearing, LHC judge Justice Ijazul Ahsan expressed […]

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Protest against closure of Geo TV continues

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PESHAWAR: The protest camp set up against the closure of the Geo TV channel continued on the 12th consecutive day Wednesday. Journalists and people from other walks of life visited the camp to express solidarity with the Jang Media Group. The participants chanted slogans in favour of Geo and the Jang Group and condemned the […]

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Protest against Geo closure continues on 10th day

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PESHAWAR: The protest camp set up against closure of the Geo TV channel continued for the 10th consecutive day on Monday. A large number of journalists from print and electronic media, members of the civil society, representatives visited the camp that was arranged by the Khyber Union of Journalists. The participants of the camp chanted […]

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Protest camp against Geo closure enters ninth day

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PESHAWAR: The journalists community continued protest camp against closure of Geo TV channel on the nineth consecutive day on Sunday and demanded the government to lift the curbs on the largest media group of the country. A large number of journalists from print and electronic media, members of the civil society, political leaders and trade […]

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SCBA to protect judiciary’s dignity

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ISLAMABAD: President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Kamran Murtaza on Monday condemned the attack on Jang Multan Resident Editor Zafar Aheer and the burning of vans carrying copies of Jang and The News and demanded that the government should probe the incidents. Talking to reporters at the Supreme Court, Kamran pledged to uphold the dignity […]

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There’s greatness in forgiving: Pervaiz Rashid

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ISAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Information, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, on Thursday said shutting down a TV channel was no solution if it had made a mistake. “We want to see the media getting stronger,” the minister said while speaking at a seminar held under the aegis of Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen) here.The minister […]

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Jang, Geo aren’t traitors: SCBA president

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KARACHI: President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Kamran Murtaza has said that neither Jang and Geo nor any person of its administration is a traitor. He said that the SCBA respected all the national institutions.Talking to The News, he said that the present situation was not in the interest of the country as […]

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Pemra a weak institution: Haji Adeel

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KARACHI: Pemra is a weak institution, said Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Haji Muhammad Adeel, commenting on the efforts to shut down Geo TV. He told The News his party the ANP believes in press freedom and will oppose every effort to ban Geo TV. He said the judicial commission’s report on the […]

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Geo/Jang Group is a big organisation, we’re proud of it: Sharjeel

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KARACHI: Sindh Information and Local Government Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon on Saturday said that the Pakistan People’s Party’s government in the province would never accept the shutting down of the publication of Daily Jang or the closure of the transmission of Geo TV as it would be in sheer violation of principles of freedom of […]

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