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Protests against Geo TV continue unabated

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PESHAWAR: Protest rallies against Geo TV were staged in several cities across the country for a third consecutive day on Saturday. In Peshawar, activists of the Tehreek Jawanan Pakistan (TJP) gathered outside the Peshawar Press Club and demanded the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) suspend Geo TV’s licence for airing of objectionable content on […]

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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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Morning show: PEMRA serves notice to Geo for controversial content

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday served a show-cause notice to the Geo Entertainment Channel for airing controversial content. Taking immediate cognisance of the controversial content aired in the morning show of the Geo Entertainment Channel, “Utho Jago Pakistan” hosted by Shaista Lodhi, on May 14, PEMRA has served a show-cause […]

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Ministry hesitant over YouTube opening

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By: Usman Cheema ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom is facing the situation of ‘who will bell the cat,’ as the government wants to reopen YouTube but is unable to find a shoulder to share load if something wrong happens. The Nation through reliable sources has learnt that the previous and incumbent governments are […]

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