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Gilgit courts have no jurisdiction in Pakistan, say experts

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ISLAMABAD: Eminent legal experts and jurists say that the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) courts have no jurisdiction outside that area and any issue relating to broadcast of any content on the electronic media could only be dealt by Pemra. Akram Sheikh, an eminent legal expert, told The News that no court of Gilgit-Baltistan had the jurisdiction whatsoever […]

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Jang Group asks Imran Khan to prove his allegations

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ISLAMABAD: The Independent Media Corporation, Independent Newspapers Corporation and News Publications through their counsel Khalid Jawed Khan advocate served legal notice on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for leveling false, defamatory and misleading allegations against the media group and its owner Mir Shakil ur Rehman. Following is the text of the legal notice. This […]

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TV anchor’s plea: arrest warrants issued

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LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge Thursday issued arrest warrants for the owners of Jang Group and Geo News for non-appearance before the court. The court issued this order on a private complaint of Mubashir Lucman. Court issued several notices to them to appear before the court; however they did not comply with the […]

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Fact of the matter

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The ongoing saga between Jang Group and the ISI, in which the entire nation – from the Mullahs, to the media anchors, to the politicians, to the judiciary, and even the mango people – is now engulfed, is more than simply about Hamid Mir’s allegations regarding the assassination attempt. The tentacles of this drama of […]

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Geo TV owner, 3 others booked for ‘blasphemy’

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The Margalla Police Station on Saturday registered an FIR under sections 295-C and 298-A against owner of the Geo Network Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, morning show host Dr Shaista Lodhi, actress Veena Malik and her husband Asad Basheer Khatak for allegedly committing blasphemy. Islamabad Additional Sessions Judge Jahangir Awan ordered police to register blasphemy case against […]

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IHC annuls ADSJ order for case against media group

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday suspended the order of an additional district sessions judge (ADSJ) Justice of Peace for registration of a case against the owner of Jang Group and GEO Television network Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman and a journalist Amir Mir for allegedly maligning armed forces and ISI. Besides suspending the orders, Justice […]

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