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IHC takes up issue of blasphemy at TV channels today

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ISLAMABAD: A petition seeking legal action against TV anchors, including Dr Shaista Lodhi, Mubashir Luqman, Nida Yasir and some others, under the offence of blasphemy and their removal from their services has been filed in the Islamabad High Court. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi will take up the petition here […]

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Media: the danger from within

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THE already deeply worrying events in the media landscape have taken a frightening turn with the reaction in several quarters to the Geo morning entertainment show debacle. The Geo programme, Utho Jago Pakistan, made a critical error of judgement by trying to fuse sensitive religious material with crass entertainment. Arguably though, it was an accident […]

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Ulema want end to protests after Geo apology

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ISLAMABAD: Sunni Tehreek (ST) chief Sarwat Ijaz Qadri, Shia Ulema Council (SUC) Central President Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi, Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) leaders Mufti Muhammad Arif Golravi and Sardar Muhammad Khan Leghari, and Pakistan Federal Union of Columnists’ members have expressed explicitly that the Geo TV administration has apologised for the controversial morning show; hence, the […]

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People protest Geo blackout

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PAKPATTAN/MULTAN: A meeting of Pakpattan Press Club was held on Saturday during which the participants strongly condemned the blockade of Geo News by local cable operators. Similarly, the Union of Journalists Pakpattan criticised the cable operators over their move and said they would not allow anyone to shut down the Geo News. Meanwhile, local traders […]

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Lawyers, religious groups, academia protest against Geo

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LAHORE: The legal fraternity, religious groups, academia and various sections of society continued their protest on Saturday against airing of controversial content on Geo channel. Lawyers in Faisalabad, Multan and Chakwal observed a strike on Saturday, Punjab Bar Council (PBC) announced boycott of courts on Monday, while Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) condemned the […]

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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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Demos held against Geo TV

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KARACHI: Protest rallies were taken out against Geo TV after the channel showed controversial content in its morning show ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’, hosted by Shaista Lodhi. Protests erupted in various cities, including Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, by activists of religious organisations who chanted slogans and flashed banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the TV […]

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Uproar over Geo programme turns into full-blown controversy

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LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly on Friday adopted a watered down resolution against the Geo Television for, what the opposition called, airing of a blasphemous programme in its morning transmission, while protest rallies against the media house were held across the country. The original mover of the resolution and the opposition leader, Mahmoodur Rasheed of the […]

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Geo disallows re-telecast of show Suspends content, production team

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KARACHI: The Geo TV administration did not allow the re-telecast of Dr Shaista’s Programme, ‘Utho, Jago, Pakistan’ aired on Wednesday, which created a controversy over its content.Moreover, taking cognisance of the situation, the Geo administration suspended the programme content and the production team of the programme for an indefinite period.Earlier, the host of the programme, […]

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Dr Shaista says ashamed of unintentional mistake

KARACHI: The host of the morning show ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’, Dr Shaista Lodhi, has said that she is ashamed of the unintentional mistake she made and she and the team of the programme seek an apology from Allah Almighty. She said that she apologised over the unintentional mistake in Wednesday’s programme that had caused an […]

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Sunni Ittehad Council issues fatwa against Geo

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ISLAMABAD: Scholars banded together in the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) issued on Thursday a fatwa (religious decree) against Geo TV for disrespecting religious and cultural values. The fatwa was prompted by an episode of the Geo Entertainment morning show ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’ aired a day earlier, which contained blasphemous content. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory […]

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Morning show: PEMRA serves notice to Geo for controversial content

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday served a show-cause notice to the Geo Entertainment Channel for airing controversial content. Taking immediate cognisance of the controversial content aired in the morning show of the Geo Entertainment Channel, “Utho Jago Pakistan” hosted by Shaista Lodhi, on May 14, PEMRA has served a show-cause […]

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Issue should be over with Geo apology: Ulema

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LAHORE: A blunder was committed in the Geo morning show which hurt the religious sentiments of the people. However, an immediate apology from the anchorperson and the Geo channel should have resolved the issue and the matter should have not been exploited, said respected Ulema here on Thursday. Speaking in a Geo News programme, known […]

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