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SC asks ARY CEO, Mubasher Lucman to furnish replies in one week

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court warned the chief executive officer and an anchorperson of a private television network on Monday of closing their defence in a contempt case if they again failed to submit their explanations for having aired a defamatory and scandalous talk show against the judiciary. CEO Salman Iqbal and anchorperson Mubashir Lucman of […]

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Channel’s CEO, anchorperson told to justify airing of ‘defamatory’ show

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court asked Salman Iqbal, the chief executive officer of ARY television network, and its anchor person Mubasher Lucman on Monday to justify airing a defamatory and scandalous talk show against the judiciary. Both are facing contempt charges for allegedly vilifying a judge of the apex court. A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed […]

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Govt petition: court issues notices to Pemra members

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Noorul Haq N. Qureshi of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), acting on a petition filed by the federal government for lifting of stay orders the court issued three days ago, issued notices on Thursday to three private members of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). On Monday (May 26), the IHC had […]

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Geo/Jang group tenders apology to ISI, armed forces

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ISLAMABAD: In the backdrop of an attack on life of Hamid Mir – senior journalist and anchorperson – Geo TV network and Jang media group on Monday tendered apology to Pakistan’s armed forces and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for hurling allegations on ISI chief Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam. In a published apology in English daily The […]

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No reason to close channel if it apologises: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Thursday that there was no justification for shutting down a channel and if it had made a mistake, realised it and tendered an apology, it should be accepted. He said that it was advisable to follow the policy of live and let others live […]

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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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Members of Pakistani regulator try to close TV station illegally

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Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the order issued yesterday by three members of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) closing three Geo Television channels – Geo News, Geo Tez and Geo Entertainment – and cancelling their licences. The order was rapidly disowned by PEMRA in a press release that said it was issued […]

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SC to hear Geo’s plea about ‘hate campaign’

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ISLAMABAD: A three-judge Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, will take up on Thursday a hurriedly filed petition of the Geo TV network, seeking immediate intervention to halt what it termed a hate campaign and provocations against it. The petition by the Independent Media Corporation asked the court to issue directives to […]

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Pemra has power to resolve Geo issue: Govt

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Senator Pervez Rashid said on Wednesday that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), being an autonomous body, had the full authority to resolve issues relating to its domain, including the current one involving Geo network. “Pemra is an independent body and the government does not want to interfere in its matters,” […]

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Journalists vow to protect freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: The journalists’ community on Monday vowed to protect the freedom of expression at all costs and that no media organisation or channel will be allowed to be banned. The Karachi Union of Journalists held a meeting of senior journalists to discuss and find a solution to the prevailing precarious situation faced by journalists following […]

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Court bars channel, its anchor, directors from maligning Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) restrained ARY anchor Mubashir Luqman, its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salman Iqbal and directors Haji Jan Muhammad, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Mehboob and Anwar Maqsood from airing any defamatory or contemptuous statements against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and Mir Ibrahim Rahman. The plaintiffs Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Group Chief […]

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