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Hamid Mir and the state

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Hamid Mir and the stateThe outrageous attempt to murder Hamid Mir, arguably Pakistan’s most prominent TV anchor today, is just one more exposure of the utter breakdown of governance throughout Pakistan which, not to put too fine a point on it, is tantamount to the ultimate disaster of state failure. This is not because of […]

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Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir victim of attempted murder

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VIENNA, April 21, 2014 – Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, a renowned television presenter with the country’s Geo TV, was the victim of yet another attack on Saturday evening, which left him seriously wounded. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on Mir’s car as the journalist was driving on his way from the Karachi airport to the studios […]

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Trials, not tribunals, needed in Pakistan

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Raza Rumi is alive. It appears Hamid Mir will survive. Shan Dahar is dead. For CPJ, most of this weekend was taken up learning about and responding to the assassination attempt on Geo TV’s most prominent anchor and commentator, Hamid Mir. CPJ quickly released a statement after the attack and fielded questions from international and […]

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‘Pakistan Idol’ praised in National Assembly

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Muhammad Anis ISLAMABAD: Members of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Tuesday moved calling attention notice in the National Assembly against a musical programme ‘Pakistan Idol’ which is being telecast on Geo Television. Moving the calling attention notice, the JI members said the programme is being telecast on a television channel for the last several months and the […]

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Bashar Momin – Pakistan’s most expensive TV serial begins today

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KARACHI: Geo TV and A&B Productions join hands to bring the most expensive TV serial in Pakistan – Bashar Momin – that begins today, only on Geo Entertainment. During a bloggers meet up earlier this week, the journalists and bloggers had a chance to meet the cast and the crew in a five-star hotel, and […]

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No justice 3 years after Wali Khan Babar murder

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Three years have passed since the murder of Geo TV journalist Wali Khan Babar in Karachi. While no justice has been found in Babar’s case, his death has not been forgotten. Journalists Beena Sarwar, Umar Cheema, and Malik Siraj Akbar along with CPJ’s Bob Dietz commemorated the anniversary of Babar’s death on Monday during a […]

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SC issues contempt notice to Geo

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday issued contempt of court notice to Geo for not implementing court orders.The notice was issued during hearing in EOBI case which was taken up by a three-member bench, headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and included Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Ijaz Ahmad, in which a report […]

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Geo’s Dr Amir An Asset For Pak Nation: Naat Reciters

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KARACHI: The world known Na’at reciters Imran Shaikh Attari and Hafiz Ahmed Reza Qadri have described Geo’s Dr Amir Liaqat Hussain as an asset for the Pakistani nation. They have prayed to Almighty Allah that the Muslims may be allowed to draw inspiration from him for the days to come.Imran Shaikh Attari mentioned his special […]

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The Adoption Taboo

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THE babies had apparently been found on a trash heap. The ensuing saga of the television show on which she was given away is well-known. It made news not only in Pakistan but everywhere; CNN did a story and the BBC filmed a segment. The story of the giving away of baby girls, like a […]

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Dr Amir of Geo TV leads others on social media

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KARACHI: After breaking all previous records, over the electronic media during the current month of Ramazan, the transmissions of “Amaan Ramazan,” also secured a prominent place on the social media. According to rating, hundreds of thousands of internet consumers set a record by visiting the official facebook page by the mid of Ramazan. It may […]

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Babies given away live on air in talk show

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* Many Pakistanis feel disgusted after Aamir Liaquat Hussain gave away two abandoned infant girls to childless families ISLAMABAD: Pakistani television is screening what many call its most controversial content yet in a ruthless quest for ratings: a talk-show host who gives away babies live on air. Aamir Liaquat Hussain, a bespectacled 41-year-old with a […]

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Altaf focus of British media again

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By: OWEN BENNETT-JONES GEO TV generally has little difficulty recruiting staff. And yet there was one vacancy recently that it could not fill. The channel wanted a look-alike for a popular satirical show in which actors play the parts of leading politicians. It was a job offering instant stardom and good money. And not a […]

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Popularity graph of show rising by the day

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KARACHI: Although a large number of persons from every walk of life are visiting the special Geo Ramazan transmission ‘Aaman Ramazan’, yet the top priority of Dr Amir Liaqat Hussain, the host of the show, is to heal the wounds of the afflicted and thus to serve humanity during the holy month. On he twelfth […]

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Geo television popular in Dhaka

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By: Zainul Abideen DHAKA: The popularity of the Geo Television is increasing by leaps and bounds in Dhaka, Bangladesh, due to its factual news and categorical comments on them. Those circles that understand Urdu watch Geo Television with great interest but the channel is also well popular among the Bengali circles too. Specially, the journalists […]

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