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Pro-Geo demonstration enters 56th day

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LAHORE: The Jamaat-e-Islami , civil society, lawyers and people from all walks of life continued to protest against the Geo television network’s shutdown at a protest camp in front of the Geo office building on Sunday. The Geo TV network has been closed for 56 days. Pledging their wholehearted support and expressing solidarity with the […]

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Protest against Geo closure continues

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LAHORE: Demonstrations against the suspension of the Geo News by the Pervez Rathore-led Pemra continued in which a large number of people from different segments of the society including civil society, religious and political parties and representatives of labour unions and journalists participated. The protesters said the government backed-Pemra had punished the Geo News unheard […]

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Widespread support for Geo against ban in Sindh

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KARACHI: Almost all the nationalist parties and the civil society of Sindh, while showing solidarity with Geo, has condemned the action of Pemra to ban Geo and impose a fine. Some constitutional experts have also termed the decision as a vicious act against the freedom of the press. Chairman Sindh United Party Syed Jalal Mehmood […]

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This issue must end now

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ISLAMABAD: A six-word tweet — “Pemra action: ISI ruling, Govt retreating!” — by one Dr Nadia Khan on Friday said it all. Geo’s suspension for 15 days and Rs10 million fine by the government-backed Pemra is an extreme step that the civilian leadership has been compelled to take after the military establishment was not ready […]

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Treason charge: Geo/Jang Group serves Rs50 bn notice on govt, ISI, Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s most popular and most loved media group Geo and Jang Group has served a legal notice on the Ministry of Defence, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for defaming and maligning the group by accusing it of working on an anti-Pakistan agenda, inciting and fuelling violence against the group, […]

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Unlicensed religious channels on, licensed Geo off: Javed Jabbar

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Media Commission report launched…Says electronic media faces vacuum; speakers say those celebrating damage to Jang Group can also face the same; journalists being deprived of their livelihood; citizens enjoy media rights; more professionalism, strengthened institutional framework required LAHORE: The launching of a report prepared by the Media Commission appointed by the Supreme Court on reforms […]

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Geo and Jang Group a torch-bearer, national pride

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In 1950s the UK government appointed a commission to survey British newspapers. The commission wrote in its report that the daily ‘London Times’, because of its lofty ideals and principles, is not only a trustworthy newspaper but also a symbol of national pride. No doubt, in today’s Pakistan the Geo/Jang Group commands the same position. […]

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Burney terms banning of Geo ‘a conspiracy’

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KARACHI: On the third day of the protest against the unlawful banning of the channels of Geo Network, a convention to show solidarity with the network was held in the Azadi Gali here on Wednesday. A large number of people from all walks of life, journalist organisations, civil society and Geo employees participated in the […]

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Jang Group apology doesn’t regret actual content: Mazari

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ISLAMABAD: PTI Central Information Secretary Shireen Mazari stated that the Geo/Jang Group apology as an advertisement in their papers was merely an expression of regret over the hurt caused to the armed forces and a large number of viewers implying that the nation as a whole and the civilian government had no issue with the […]

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Morning show issue must end after apology: Kaira

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LALAMUSA/JAUHARABAD: Former minister for Information and Broadcasting and PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira on Monday condemned the ongoing campaign against the Geo/Jang Group and said the matter concerning a morning show’s content should end after submission of apology. He was talking to various delegations and media persons at Dera Kaira on his return from a […]

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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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Lawyers, civil society, labourers join protest against Geo closure

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LAHORE: The Protest against the ban/suspension of Geo TV is gaining strength with every passing day as more people from all walks of life, including members of civil society, lawyers, the journalist community, labourers and workers of the Geo/Jang Group, thronged outside the Jang, Geo offices to hold a protest demonstration here on Saturday. The […]

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Govt and Geo are partners in crime, says Mazari

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ISLAMABAD: In a strongly worded diatribe, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday alleged that the government was destabilising state institutions by supporting Geo/Jang group, adding that Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) was protecting the group. While addressing a press conference on Thursday, PTI Secretary Information Dr Shireen Mazari claimed that there was a strong nexus between Geo/Jang […]

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Tahir Ashrafi against ban on any channel, asks PM to step in

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ISLAMABAD: Allama Muhammad Tahir Ashrafi, Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council, has strongly opposed banning of any media group, including Geo/Jang Group operations, on any pretext. He also asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step in immediately to defuse the situation by using his influence over both the media group and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Talking to […]

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