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Case against Geo, others dismissed on court order

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MULTAN: Chahlaik Police Station has discharged the case against Geo TV owners, morning show host Shaista Lodhi, Veena Malik, Asad Khattak and other staff on order of the court. According to Investigation Officer Nazar Muhammad appointed in Chahlaik Police Station, the programme was aired from Karachi and a relevant case was registered in the same […]

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Geo TV advised to move HCs for FIRs’ quashing

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court advised a media house on Wednesday to approach high courts to seek the quashing of several FIRs registered against it for allegedly airing sacrilegious content during a morning show. The advice came when senior counsel Mohammad Akram Sheikh, representing Geo TV network, drew the attention of a three-judge bench to the […]

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Plea filed against channels

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HAFIZABAD: A petition has been filed with the Sessions Court seeking case against ARY News and other news channels for showing blasphemous content against Ahle Bait on TV networks. Advocate Asif Ali Chaddar filed the writ petition and the Additional Sessions judge sought report from SHO Kassoke on June 14 on the plea. PML-N- leader […]

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Registration of cases against Geo continues

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ZHOB/TALAGANG/NAROWAL/DI Khan: Cases have been registered at Zhob, Talagang and Narowal against Geo management, host of a morning show and others on charges of insulting Ahle Bait. At Talagang City Police Station, a case was registered on the orders of Additional Sessions Judge on a petition filed by president of the local Bar Association Mohammad […]

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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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Geo owner booked under Anti-Terrorism Act

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RAWALPINDI: Following an order by an additional district and sessions judge, police on Friday registered a case – under the Anti-Terrorism Act and the controversial blasphemy laws – against the owner of Geo TV and the producer and anchor of a morning show, for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of a particular sect. The judge, […]

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Tamed media to hurt Pakistan

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AFTER battling a mounting charge on its policies, practices and credibility for over a month now Geo and its parent group Jang have claimed the television channel is finally down, even if temporarily. Cable operators in most parts of the country appear to have pulled the plug on the channel. Why was this media giant […]

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Geo closure not acceptable: Journalists

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KARACHI: Thousands of journalists from the Jang/Geo group and several other media organisations, during a protest demonstration outside the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) office, said that the closure of Geo TV was unacceptable for them and the journalist community would not hesitate to render any sacrifice for the cause of freedom of expression. […]

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Geo lowers profile after blasphemy row

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ISLAMABAD: Geo Television station said it was ramping up security on Tuesday after it became the object of dozens of blasphemy accusations for airing allegedly blasphemous song during a morning show with an actress. The television is scrubbing logos off its vans and limiting staff movements after receiving scores of threats over allegedly blasphemous content, […]

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Suspension of Geo TV licence: Media crisis turns into Pemra chaos

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ISLAMABAD: The media crisis that has been gripping the nation for a month took a turn for the worse on Tuesday evening when a meeting held by a few members of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) announced the suspension of three licences — Geo News, Geo Entertainment and Geo Tez — of Geo […]

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Legal action against Geo: Court orders criminal case against Mir Shakil

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LAHORE: A district and sessions judge in Abbottabad on Monday ordered the local police to register a criminal case against Jang/Geo Group’s Chief Executive Mir Shakilur Rehman, Geo’s morning show host, actress Veena Malik and others in a blasphemy case. Responding to a petition filed by Advocate Abdul Rauf Khan, the court had issued notices […]

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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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Demonstrations against private TV

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LAHORE: Pasban staged a demonstration against Geo TV for airing blasphemous content in its morning show Utho Jago Pakistan here in front of Lahore Press Club. The protesters led by Pasban President Rao Tariq Kamalvi were holding placards and banners inscribed with demands of banning Geo TV. Tariq Kamlavi said that they support freedom of […]

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Female lawyer termed Zionist for favouring cultural shows

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KARACHI: A general body meeting of the Karachi Bar Association (KBA), aimed at condemning Geo TV, led to serious disturbance when a woman lawyer, Afroze Begum, advocate, shouted at the organisers for rejecting fashion shows and other cultural programmes. The meeting, chaired by KBA Vice President Zahooruddin Mehsood, demanded of the government to take action […]

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