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SC took up Geo’s petition but not ours: SIC

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Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) Chairman Sahibzada Hamid Raza has said that his council moved the Supreme Court for registration of a blasphemy case against Geo TV on May 17 – but the case has yet to be fixed for hearing. Surprisingly, however, Geo TV’s petition was immediately taken up, Raza said while speaking in anchor […]


Clear media regulations needed

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WHEN freedom is abused and the designated regulator too decrepit and compromised to be a respected or independent enforcer, chaos is the likely result. And so it has come to pass, with the ever-worsening media wars claiming their latest victim, this time Pemra itself. The farcical events of Tuesday evening when a seemingly divided electronic […]


Six criminal cases registered against Geo

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FAISALABAD: At least six criminal cases were registered on Wednesday in different cities against the owner of Geo/Jang Group along with team members and guests in the controversial episode of Geo TV’s morning show ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’. First of these FIRs was registered in Faisalabad’s Kotwali police station. “On the court orders, the Kotwali police […]


The Pemra puzzle

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The forces arrayed against the Jang/Geo Group may again have overplayed their hand. At this juncture they are now even trying to hide the fact that they are illegally orchestrating events. It would be comical were the outcome not so frightening for the future of a free media in the country. Three members of Pemra, […]


Imran hurls baseless allegations against Geo TV again

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday once again resorted to hurling baseless allegations against the Geo/Jang Group and accused the Daily Jang and The News editor-in-chief of everything that came to his mind. Speaking to the media after chairing a meeting of the PTI Core Committee here, Imran mentioned Geo/Jang Group Chief […]


Rejoinder by Geo, Jang Group journalists to Imran Khan

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PTI chief collects a large amount of money for his projects from US, UK and Europe; his donors include Jews, Christians, Muslims and Hindus but he is not called anti-Pakistan; Pemra official sought apology from SC for levelling baseless allegations against Geo ISLAMABAD: Top professionals and journalists of the Geo and Jang Group have not […]


Imran inventing allegations against Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD: A Jang Group spokesman said Saturday that Tehrik-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan was daily inventing allegations against Geo/Jang Group. He said today Imran came out with fresh allegation that Jang Group is being given millions in shape of ads by the government. The spokesman asked Imran when before elections other parties including PPP, PML-N, JUI, […]


Jang Group wants people to show patience

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KARACHI: The Jang Group spokesman said in a statement Friday that it has been said several times that the Group has leveled no allegation against any institution or head of any institution. It was the stand of the family of Hamid Mir that was aired by Geo. ISPR statement and picture of its DG were […]


An odd trick to shut Geo in the making

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ISLAMABAD: The Pemra committee that has heard the complaint of the defence ministry against the Geo TV is under immense pressure from some ‘angels’ and is set to send a unique and funny proposal to the Pemra authority that the channel’s license may be suspended, while an opinion be sought from the attorney general whether […]


The pen under threat

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It is impossible to carry out the task of journalism in fear. This is what employees of the Geo/Jang Group are being asked to do. The group has now brought the increased intimidation and harassment it is facing to the notice of international media bodies and expressed the apprehension that this is part of a […]


Cable operators flay attack on Hamid Mir

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LAHORE: Cable Operators Association of Pakistan has condemned attack on senior journalist and renowned anchorperson Hamid Mir and prayed for his early recovery. Addressing an emergent press conference at the Lahore Press Club here on Saturday, Association’s central president Capt (retd) Jabbar A Khan, chairman Ghufran Mustafa, secretary general Sheikh Ijaz, vice-chairman Shahid Lodhi and […]