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GEO News grabs ‘News Channel of the Year’ award

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LONDON: Geo News has been declared winner in the category of ‘Urdu News Channel of the Year 2018’ at the 5fth annual Asian Viewers Television Awards (AVTA). Two other private Pakistani television networks were also in the running for the award but Geo News was declared winner after receiving overwhelming popular support from the voters. […]

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Security heightened around media offices

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Karachi: Following a grenade attack at the office of a private television channel in Islamabad, Sindh IGP Ghulam Hyder Jamali issued directives on Thursday to ensure extraordinary security measures for the protection of offices of electronic and print media outlets, their staff and journalists. According to a statement issued by the Sindh Police, the IGP […]

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Gunmen take away Geo News van, rob driver in Karachi

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KARACHI: Armed men took away a Geo News van from Karachi’s North Nazimabad area on Monday morning. Around two to three armed men intercepted the Geo News van in North Nazimabad area, where they snatched cell phone and cash from the driver and also took away the vehicle. The culprits tied the hands and legs […]

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Geo News exposes Indian drama

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ISLAMABAD: India’s claim of arresting a ‘Pakistani suspect’, who their sensationalist film-style news media termed ‘Kasab 2’, has turned out to be false as reports have shown that the accused in custody belongs to the Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) district of Kulgam and is mentally incapacitated, Geo News reported. The young man arrested from Udhampur for […]

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Geo News website hacked Pro-Axact message posted

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KARACHI: The official website of Geo News was hacked on Sunday evening. The IT experts of Geo, however, managed to get the website restored within one hour. The incident was brought to the notice of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cyber Crime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which have started […]

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Geo hosts first electoral debate

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KARACHI: The Geo News arranged a special debate of the candidates in the NA-246 by-election on April 20. Shahzeb Khanzada and Suhail Warraich were hosts on the occasion. Starting the programme Suhail Warraich said it is a tradition that electoral debates are held prior to elections in all democratic countries. Following the general rules in […]

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Geo, Jang Group offers to appear before Judicial Commission

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s largest media group, Jang/Geo, on Wednesday welcomed the constitution of the Judicial Commission to probe the alleged rigging in the general election held in May 2013 and offered itself for any inquiry into allegations that it had played some role in rigging the elections 2013. Mir Ibrahim Rahman, Chief Executive of the Independent […]

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Pemra issues notice to Geo

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued a show cause notice to M/s Independent Media Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd (Geo News). Following is the text of the notice: “Reference: Talk Show Programme “Naya Pakistan” hosted by Mr. Talat Hussain (Anchor-person) aired on Geo News on 22nd February 2015 starting from 2005 hours with Allama […]

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Personnel of television news channels harassed while covering protest demonstrations

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On December 15, 2014, in the city of Lahore, the capital of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest province, activists of the opposition political party, Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) attacked and harassed a media team of private television channel Geo News as it was covering their protest demonstration and preventing them from reporting. Earlier, PTI workers had harassed […]

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Imran, Sh Rasheed, Ijaz Chaudhry, Mehmoodur Rasheed, others booked

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LAHORE: Civil Lines Police have registered a case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, Awami Muslim League President Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, PTI Punjab President Ijaz Chaudhry, Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed and dozens of other party activists for abusing, hurling threats and attacking Geo News senior reporter Amin Hafeez, anchorperson Sana Mirza, and other workers of the […]

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Licence suspension

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A MERE four months after Geo News was fined and its broadcast licence temporarily suspended by Pemra, on Monday it was ARY News that was similarly cautioned with a 15-day licence suspension and a Rs10m fine. The institutions these channels are deemed to have harmed are different — it is the ISI in the former […]

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PPP leader for Geo’s restoration on its original numbers

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LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Federal Council Member Munawar Anjum has strongly condemned the closure of Geo News by cable operators in different parts of the country and demanded immediate implementation of court orders in this regard. In a statement issued here on Saturday, Munawar said the media was the forth pillar of the State, […]

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New army postings quash rumours

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ISLAMABAD: Geo News Islamabad Bureau chief Rana Jawwad has said in an interview with Geo News that new postings in the army are very important to counter the media hype about the involvement of the army in a conspiracy against the democratic government. This conspiracy was attributed to the protest leaders who stood on stage […]

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PFUJ delegation meets Imran

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday condemned the attacks on the Geo News offices and assured that if any of his workers was found involved in this criminal act, he would expel him from the party. “I ask my party workers to show regard for all media workers, including those of Geo News, […]

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