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The largest media group under threat

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Jang/Geo, Pakistan’s largest media group has in a letter written to the top civil and military leaders, including the army chief and interior and information ministers, alleged that incidents of intimidation of its staff had increased to an alarming level since the April 19 attack on the group’s television anchor Hamid Mir. The media house […]

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Pemra a weak institution: Haji Adeel

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KARACHI: Pemra is a weak institution, said Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Haji Muhammad Adeel, commenting on the efforts to shut down Geo TV. He told The News his party the ANP believes in press freedom and will oppose every effort to ban Geo TV. He said the judicial commission’s report on the […]

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No intention to ban Jang and Geo: Nawaz

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LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that his government had no intention of banning Geo and the Jang Group as requested by the Ministry of Defence. Asked by The News about the attempts by some quarters to persecute Geo and the Jang Group, Nawaz Sharif said that the media was playing a positive […]

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IFJ Condemns Call to Shut Down Pakistan’s Largest TV Station

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned a request from the Pakistan Ministry of Defence for the government to shut down the country’s largest television news station, Geo. According to media reports, on Tuesday, 22 April, in the first action of its kind, the Ministry of Defence requested that the government invoke media regulations […]

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Geo asked to tone down broadcast

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has once again asked Geo TV to tone down its transmission and respect the country’s defence institutions, sources told The Express Tribune on Thursday. The media watchdog on Thursday held a detailed discussion over the defence ministry’s complaint against Geo TV for making serious allegations against the […]

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Threats were from state, non-state actors: Hamid Mir

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KARACHI: Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir has said that he stands for national sovereignty, supremacy of rule of law, democracy and freedom of expression, and his voice could not be silenced. Hamir Mir issued his first official statement on Thursday after regaining consciousness. In his statement, Hamid Mir thanked the Pakistani people and said […]

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