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Minister, PFUJ, CPNE condemn attack on Aheer

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid, on Monday called senior journalist Zafar Aaheer on telephone and inquired after him. While talking to the senior journalist, the minister condemned the assault on him in Multan.He said that the government believed in freedom of expression and would take every possible step […]

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Who holds the media key?

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The “media story,” refuses to die, it seems. Geo is off air in most parts of the country; it is getting difficult day by day to send the copies of Jang and The News to their destinations, but now those working for these publications are finding it difficult to leave or reach their homes after […]

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Journalist of Jang group Assaulted in Punjab

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Zafar Aheer, Resident Editor of “Daily Jang” was attacked by unknown armed men while returning home from work on May 31, 2014 in the city of Multan of Punjab province. He was shifted to the hospital and is in stable. Aheer told Pakistan Press Foundation that he was going home from work when six masked […]

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Journalist bodies out in rage; traders, lawyers condemn Aheer attack

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LAHORE: People from all walks of life including journalist bodies leaders and trader and lawyer representatives have strongly condemned the attack on Daily Jang Multan Resident Editor Zafar Aaheer and demanded immediate arrest of the assailants. Protest against suspension of Geo TV Network transmission continued on Monday as people from different walks of life vehemently […]

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APNS condemns attack on Jang editor in Multan

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) strongly condemned the continued acts of vandalism, harassment and intimidation unleashed against a particular and targeted media house, stated a press release issued on Sunday. The APNS noted with concern that in the wee hours of Sunday morning, some hooligans attacked, abused and brutally tortured Zafar Aheer, Editor […]

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Masked men attack Jang’s resident editor in Multan

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MULTAN: Unknown arms-wielding masked men attacked the Resident Editor of the daily Jang Zafar Aheer and left him injured near Western Ford Colony in Multan on early Saturday, Geo News reported. Zafar Aheer was attacked when he was moving back home after performing his job. He told Geo News that the attackers stopped his car […]

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PPP would never favour shutting down any TV channel: Sharjeel

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KARACHI: Sindh Information and Local Government Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was not in favour of shutting down transmission of any particular private television channel because his party believed in freedom of press. Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, he said private media has to embark upon […]

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Another van of The News set on fire

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RAWALPINDI: Unidentified assailants equipped with lethal weapons set a van carrying the copies of ‘The News’ to Islamabad on fire after creating panic among the people here at the Committee Chowk on Friday morning. The people who witnessed the scene confirmed that the assailants were carrying lethal weapons and acted as professional fighters. “Their delivery […]

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Cable operators have no authority to close channels: minister

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid has said the law was taken into their hands on the Geo TV issue and that cable operators have no authority to decide which channel can go on air and which cannot. Also, he added, the army and the government stand united over the issue […]

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Lawyers, bar association condemn attack on Geo, Jang

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KARACHI: Renowned lawyers and office bearers of different bar associations in Sindh, while expressing solidarity with the freedom of the press and the Jang Group, have termed the act of cable operators to shut down the Geo TV or putting it on last numbers ‘illegal and unethical’. Prominent lawyer, constitutional expert and former judge of […]

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Cable operators scared of hidden forces: Sana

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LAHORE: Journalists working for different media organisations on Thursday gathered outside the Punjab Assembly and vehemently condemned the action against Geo and vowed to protect the media freedom at all costs. Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan and Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Sher Mohammed Gorchani expressed solidarity with the journalist community, condemned the action against […]

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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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Senators strongly oppose ban on Geo

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ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers in the Senate on Monday vehemently opposed shutting down of Geo TV, warning that if this was done, the media would weaken, and the resulting situation will be threatening to democracy. Senators were intrigued over the process of bringing people on the roads and provoking them about a morning show by Geo entertainment […]

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The anomalies of a free press

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Sir: The press in Pakistan has remained in chains during various governments, the four military dictatorial regimes in particular. So much so that during the regime of the third military dictator General Ziaul Haq, some journalists were subjected to lashes in May 1978. Like thousands of journalists and civil society members, I was also one […]

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