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UK minister expresses solidarity with Hamid Mir & Geo

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LONDON: Britain’s Minister for Justice and Civil Liberties Simon Hughes MP has said that the assassination attempt on Geo anchor Hamid Mir’s life is “doubly unacceptable” because Hamid Mir has done his job as a critical journalist. Speaking to The News here, the Liberal Democrats leader said that any individual being attacked in unacceptable but […]

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Govt can terminate Pemra members for violating rules: Media Commission member

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ISLAMABAD: Javed Jabbar, a member of the Media Commission formed by the Supreme Court, said on Tuesday the meeting of its private members had put the Pemra to ridicule once again. He said the decision of private members was illegal and against the Pemra Ordinance. He said the members could be terminated by the government […]

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Demonstrations held against Geo

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PESHAWAR: Protest demonstrations were held in many areas of the country on Monday against Geo TV for broadcasting controversial content. The Tehreek-e-Tahaffuz Pakistan, Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat and Tehreek Minhajul Quran women wing staged separate demonstrations outside the Peshawar Press Club on Monday in protest against certain programmes telecast by the Geo TV recently. One […]

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Geo blasphemy row engulfs ARY anchors, singer & poet

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued notices to information secretary, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) chairman, ARY chief executive, anchors Mubashir Lucman, Nida Yasir, Shaista Lodhi, Amjad Sabri qawwal, poet Aqeel Mohsin Naqvi, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) and Cable Operators Association of Pakistan chairman in connection with the 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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No govt step so far to restore Geo’s position

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ISLAMABAD: The government and the electronic media watchdog Pemra have not yet moved to restore the Geo News transmission to the position it was on the day of the murder attempt on senior journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi. Mir was attacked on April 19. Those acting against Geo wield so much influence that despite repeated […]

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PBA following its own regulations, NA body told

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting was informed on Tuesday that Pemra already had a defined code of conduct for airing contents, but Pakistan Broadcasters’ Association (PBA) was following its own regulations. The committee meeting, presided over by MNA Marvi Memon, discussed the issue related to Geo TV and members inquired […]

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Journalists vow to foil conspiracies against Jang, Geo

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LAHORE: The protest against conspiracies aimed at closure of Jang and Geo continued here on Monday. Speakers, addressing the gathering of journalists, political activists and civil society members, said that 24 days have passed since the attack on Hamid Mir and the start of dictatorial measures to close down Jang and Geo. They pledged that […]

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Hamid Mir attack: Judicial commission to meet today

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court’s three-member inquiry commission, probing the firing incident on Geo TV senior journalist Hamid Mir will resume its proceedings on Tuesday where the inquiry committee will apprise the commission about the progress made so far, Geo News reported. The commission is headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali while the other members of […]

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PEMRA has never been this busy before

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PEMRA receives highest-ever 27,389 complaints against TV channels between April 19 and May 6; 11,005 against Geo’s ‘propaganda against the armed forces’, 9,310 against Geo airing ‘Indian content’ Complainants question PEMRA ‘lack of action’, say government in cahoots with Geo TV, also cry foul against Fox News, ARY, Hum TV, Urdu 1 PEMRA likely to […]

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Lahore journalists express solidarity with Hamid Mir, Jang, Geo

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LAHORE: The journalist community staged a protest demonstration outside the Lahore Press Club (LPC) on Monday to express solidarity with senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and Jang/Geo and demanded the authorities concerned arrest the culprits at the earliest. The participants said that over two weeks have passed but Hamid Mir attackers have not been arrested yet. […]

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Need to end blame game, resolve issues

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DUBAI: Some people, somewhere, at a level where decisions about the country and the nation are taken, must step out of the arena and sit down quietly and discuss recent and very disturbing issues dispassionately. Away from the din, they must figure out where things are heading, and if in a wrong direction, why. Who […]

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Let’s hear the unheard answers

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani media went berserk last week. ‘Patriotic’ anchors heaped scorn on Geo TV for its remarks about those in an agency held responsible in the wake of an attack on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir. They were furious about the negative portrayal of those in the agency held responsible but oblivious to the growing […]

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Raza Rumi leaves Pakistan ‘for a few months’ after being attacked

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Islamabad: Senior Pakistani analyst and writer Raza Rumi, who was shot at allegedly by sectarian extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), has left the country “for a few months”. Rumi, a vocal critic of the Taliban and religious extremists groups, was shot at in Lahore on March 28 in which his driver was killed and a guard […]

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