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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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SC to probe exclusive footage of Full Court reference

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ISLAMABAD: Soon after taking oath of office, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Thursday ordered an inquiry into the exclusive footage of the proceedings of the Full Court reference held in the honour of former CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on the eve of his retirement and directed the apex court’s additional registrar […]

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Senior journalists perplexed at attacks

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalists have slammed some media houses for hammering Geo TV instead of giving it credit for bringing an exclusive footage of the full court reference for Chief Justice (retd) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Renowned journalist Mujeeb-ur-Rahman Shami said a reporter is supposed to bring newspaper. He said instead of criticizing the reporter for the […]

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Exclusive footage, stories right of every channel: Senior Journalists

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ISLAMABAD: In response to criticism by media groups, senior journalists said that airing exclusive videos and stories are the right of every channel. Following Geo News’ exclusive broadcast of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s farewell address at the full court reference, several media groups in the country criticised Geo News for what they failed to […]

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Geo neither sought nor granted permission

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ISLAMABAD: All-out efforts of some elements in the legal fraternity — who are upset because of some recent judgments — and some big-businesses-turned-media-houses, to malign the outgoing Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on his last day in office were badly foiled by a big breaking story of Geo News. The scoop of the full-court reference […]

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Violation of law: ‘5th licence issued to Geo on SC orders’

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Chairman of PEMRA has said that his authority had issued fifth licence to Geo TV on the instructions of a bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Speaking in a private television programme, PEMRA Chairman Rasheed Ahmed admitted that the regulatory body issued five licences to Geo. He also acknowledged that, […]

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Particular forces unleash anti-judiciary propaganda

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is never short of lame excuses and sick-minded arguments when it comes to competition and the same has happened in the case of Geo TV telecasting exclusive footage of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s farewell reference. Those lawyers, journalists and media organs against whom the Supreme Court had either taken notice or delivered […]

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Journalists protest selective coverage

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was given a send-off on Wednesday with fireworks though the fiery farewell was different from the one expected. On the CJ’s last day, the environs of the Supreme Court witnessed another protest against the judiciary. However, the protesters were not lawyers or unhappy petitioners but angry reporters who were […]

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The SC disposed of 187,754 HR cases under CJ

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ISLAMABAD: Giving an exceptional performance, the Supreme Court of Pakistan under Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry decided 187,754 out of a total of 232,265 human rights cases, an astounding 80 percent. These cases were in addition to 114 suo moto notices disposed of relating to problems and difficulties faced by the common people during his […]

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Lawyers, media play important role in uplifting law: CJP

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Wednesday lawyers, media and civil society had always played an important role for the uplift of law and independence of judiciary. The lawyers’ role for the uplift of justice in one way or the other is pivotal, he said while addressing to the newly […]

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Wali Babar murder trial to be transferred from Karachi, SC told

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Karachi: The Sindh government has decided to transfer the murder trial of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar from an anti- terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi to another city due to security concerns. “The formal request for the transfer of the trial will be made to the chief justice of the Sindh High Court so […]

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SC may hear senior journalist on payment allegation

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court indicated on Monday that it would give the right of hearing to senior journalist Nazir Naji on an allegation that he had received Rs3 million from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) during the second government of PML-N in 1999. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry asked Attorney General […]

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SC refuses to vacate stay order on payments to media houses

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has refused to vacate its April 2 stay order regarding the disbursement of funds to advertising agents/media houses. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, has suggested that the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) wait for the formation of the new government […]

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