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Geo, Jang Group offers to appear before Judicial Commission

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s largest media group, Jang/Geo, on Wednesday welcomed the constitution of the Judicial Commission to probe the alleged rigging in the general election held in May 2013 and offered itself for any inquiry into allegations that it had played some role in rigging the elections 2013. Mir Ibrahim Rahman, Chief Executive of the Independent […]

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Geo should be run on its April 19 position, orders LHC

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court remarked on Thursday that cable operators had no authority whatsoever to block any channel. Geo News was shut down in extraordinary circumstances, but the Supreme Court has ordered its restoration and the cable operators will have to follow the order of the top court. Justice Ijazul Ahsan made these remarks […]

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Geo detractors level heinous charges but avoid courts to prove them

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ISLAMABAD: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Islamabad West, Wajid Ali, while maintaining bailable arrest warrants against chief executive officer of a private TV channel, ARY, Salman Iqbal, and anchor Mubasher Luqman, ordered them to appear on the next hearing in the criminal petition filed against defaming and hurting the integrity of the Jang and […]

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SHC issues notice to DAG for July 6 in Geo case

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notice to Deputy Attorney General (DAG) on petition of Independent Media Corporation (IMC) against non-restoration of Geo News transmission despite lapse of suspension order of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). The petitioner submitted that Pemra had ordered its regional managers to restore the transmission […]

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SC issues notices to provincial AGs in FIRs against Geo

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed the Attorney General for Pakistan to examine the issue of multiple FIRs, lodged across the country against the Geo Television in the light of law and give his opinion on the next date of hearing as to whether or not the court could proceed with the instant […]

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IHC reserves judgment case against Zaid Hamid

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi Monday reserved judgment in the matter of Independent Media Corporation (IMC) lawsuit against Zaid Hamid for leveling false and baseless allegations against Geo TV and Jang Group. Legal counsel for IMC, Faisal Iqbal advocate appeared before the court and said that Zaid Hamid […]

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SC to hear Geo’s plea about ‘hate campaign’

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ISLAMABAD: A three-judge Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, will take up on Thursday a hurriedly filed petition of the Geo TV network, seeking immediate intervention to halt what it termed a hate campaign and provocations against it. The petition by the Independent Media Corporation asked the court to issue directives to […]

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Move to shut down Geo challenged in SHC

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KARACHI: A division bench of the Sindh High Court, after hearing in detail a petition filed by the Independent Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd. to challenge the arbitrary manner in which the federal government acting through ministries of interior and defence has complained to Pemra seeking cancellation of Geo News licence issued notices to both the […]

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IHC again issues restraining orders to private TV

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice (CJ) Islamabad High Court (IHC) Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi on Thursday while issuing stay order once again directed a private TV channel to file reply till December 2 as to why it had been continuing with defamatory and baseless allegations against Jang/Geo Group despite the October 31 restraining orders. Requesting the court […]

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SHC issues notices to Pemra, channel for excessive foreign content

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Karachi: Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to secretary ministry of information, Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) and a private TV channel on petition against airing of more than 10% foreign content in its transmission. Independent Media Corporation submitted in the petition that M/s Horizon private TV channel was telecasting 80% to 90% […]

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