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Restoring Geo TV Pemra’s responsibility, says Kh Asif

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SIALKOT: Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif has said whatever the decision the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had given according to its mandate, it was the responsibility of Pemra to get this decision implemented and restore the transmission even if the cable operators were not accepting it. While talking to the Geo News, he […]

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Plea against Geo filed with PM’s nod, says Khawaja Asif

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LAHORE: Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Wednesday said that he took full responsibility of the reference filed with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against Geo TV for vilifying Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). “I hold to my petition of treason against Geo TV. The charge is correct as endangering the integrity of the country and […]

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Geo must not lose courage after licence suspension: Javed Jabbar

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ISLAMABAD: On the decision of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to suspend Geo News licence for 15 days, former information minister and Member of Supreme Court Media Commission, Javed Jabbar has said that Geo Group should not lose courage after the one-sided decision taken by Pemra. In a special talk with The News, Geo, […]

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Regulatory body suspends broadcast of Geo Television for 15 days

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 6, 2014 suspended Geo TV’s license for 15 days and imposed a fine of Rs10 million (US$ 100,000) , on a complaint filed by the Ministry of Defence on April 22 against airing unsubstantiated allegations against the chief of Pakistan military Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI). The five-member committee […]

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Pakistan’s most popular channel shut down

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has ordered the Geo News to shut down for 15 days. This goes against the sentiments of civil society, parliamentarians, political parties as well as all journalist associations, including the APNS, CPNE and PFUJ besides international human rights and freedom of speech advocacy groups like the Amnesty […]

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When Pakistan’s largest news channel becomes the news

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Today, Pakistan’s most watched news channel, Geo News, was ordered off the air and fined by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). Earlier this week, CPJ documented an attack on Zafar Aheer, an editor of the Urdu-language Daily Jang, by six masked men–the latest in a series of attacks, threats, and acts of intimidation […]

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Geo News sues ISI for defamation

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ISLAMABAD: Geo News has sued the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for defamation over accusations of being anti-state, it said on Friday. Geo News, part of the privately-owned Jang Group, has also given the ISI 14 days to issue a public apology. “Geo and Jang Group (have) served a legal notice on the Ministry of Defence, Inter-Services […]

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Pemra seeks law ministry’s opinion in Geo case

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday referred the issue of complaint against Geo News to the Ministry of Law for legal opinion after the majority of members contended that the authority could not handle it directly. The authority has sought the legal opinion of the ministry on the legality of the […]

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Action against Geo to cause anarchy: SCBA

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court Bar Association has called a meeting on Saturday in the wake of the Defence Ministry’s application against Geo. In a statement here, SCBA President Kamran Murtaza said any action against Geo would cause anarchy. He said the dispute should be resolved amicably as it was in the interest of Pakistan. He […]

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The Hamid Mir case: ‘In Pakistan, they used to censor journalists – now they shoot us’

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On Saturday in Karachi, one of Pakistan’s most famous journalists survived being shot six times. Soon after, the TV news channel he works for blamed the feared Inter-Services Intelligence agency for the attack. Author Mohammed Hanif reports on a fourth estate under siege More than a hundred bouquets line the lobby of the private ward […]

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PEMRA to conclude hearing within week

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Islamabad: Ministry of Defense’s reference against Geo TV may not only result in cancellation of its license but the continual violation of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) rules may also bring three-year-imprisonment with hard labour to the people involved. The Minister of defense on Tuesday sent to Pemra a regular reference for imposing […]

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Complaint to PEMRA: Ministry seeks cancellation of Geo’s licence

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Defence on Tuesday submitted a complaint with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) seeking action against Geo TV for tarnishing the image of a state institution, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The complaint was submitted under the Pemra Ordinance and rules for a false and scandalous campaign undermining the integrity and […]

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