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Geo News is back

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ISLAMABAD: The licence of the most popular channel of Pakistan, Geo News, has been restored by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) after 15 days, which caused a wave of jubilation among the viewers, who will now get an opportunity to watch their favourite channel once again. After the suspension of 15 days, Geo […]

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Suspension of ARY licence: Pemra’s decision widely criticized

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Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Aitzaz Ahsan has condemned Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) decision to suspend the licence of ARY News for 15 days and fine the channel Rs10 million, without serving it any notice. “It seems to me that Pemra is not aware of its own laws,” Aitzaz said while speaking to […]

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Defence ministry favours heftier fine against Geo TV

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ISLAMABAD: The defence ministry has recommended the introduction of a harsher and stiffer penalty against Geo Television by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) in an application to the country’s attorney general. The attorney general is likely to forward the application to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) today. Talking to the Daily Express, Defence […]

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Protest camp against Geo closure enters 11th day

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PESHAWAR: The protest camp set up against the suspension of Geo Television entered 11th consecutive day on Tuesday which was attended by political leaders and civil society members apart from journalists in large number. The participants of the camp urged the government to lift the ban on the favourite channel and curbs on the largest […]

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Protest camp against Geo TV closure enters 6th day

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PESHAWAR: The journalists and media organisations employees continued the protest against the closure of Geo TV channel on the sixth consecutive day on Thursday by sitting in a camp outside the Peshawar Press Club. Several journalists from the print and electronic media, political workers, members of the civil society, artistes and trade union representatives visited […]

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Pakistan Geo media group targeted by ongoing attacks

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VIENNA: The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over Pakistani regulators’ decision suspending the licence of the Geo media group. Pakistan’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) suspended Geo TV, Pakistan’s largest television network, on June 6 for a period of 15 days and fined them 10 million rupees (approx. €75,000) after receiving a complaint […]

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Plea against Geo filed with PM’s nod, says Khawaja Asif

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LAHORE: Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Wednesday said that he took full responsibility of the reference filed with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against Geo TV for vilifying Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). “I hold to my petition of treason against Geo TV. The charge is correct as endangering the integrity of the country and […]

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Protest camp against Geo’s closure enters third day

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PESHAWAR: The protest camp set up against the closure of the Geo TV channel continued on the third consecutive day outside the Peshawar Press Club on Monday. Journalists and people from other walks of life visited the camp to express solidarity with the Jang Media Group. The participants chanted slogans in favour of Geo and […]

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IHC orders maintaining of status quo in Pemra till 17th

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Noorul Haq N. Qureshi of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday ordered for maintaining till June 17 status quo in the affairs of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Justice Qureshi decided to hold joint hearing of all petitions filed in the IHC on the Pemra issue on the said date when […]

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Media Trial And Error

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The military has in the past been unassailable and now faces increasingly vocal challenges especially from the Jang group. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) suspended the license issued to Geo News for a period of 15 days for defaming the ISI and the channel was also fined Rs10 million. As time progresses more […]

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Ban on Geo News is an illegal act, say journalists

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KARACHI: The ban on Geo News is an illegal act, imposed arbitrarily without hearing the channel’s version, said senior journalists here on Saturday. Speaking at an event held to express solidarity with the affected staffers of Geo News at its office, the editor of Jang, Nazir Leghari, said that Pemra had shattered the basic principle […]

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Black day for Pak journalism; freedom of expression suppressed

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KARACHI: Masood Raza, while speaking as host of Geo News programme ‘Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Sath’, said that Friday happened to be the black day for Pakistani journalism because the right to free speech was suppressed. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) took a unilateral decision by suspending Geo News licence for 15 days and […]

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Press clubs denounce suspension of Geo licences

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LAHORE: The Council of Pakistan Press Clubs (CPPC), condemning the suspension of licences of Geo TV network, has termed it an illegal act of private members of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). CPPC Convener Arshad Ansari held an emergency meeting with the presidents of other press clubs of the country in a conference […]

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