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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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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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Ruling against Geo, Jang Group slated internationally

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TOKYO: The efforts for independence of media in Pakistan will be impeded as a result of the verdict of a court in the country against editor-in-chief of the Jang Group and the most viewed, popular TV channel Geo News. The International Union of Journalists at Japan International Press Club stated this in its announcement here […]

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