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As SC has given the order, what reason do cable operators have for not showing Geo, asks SHC

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday observed that the Supreme Court had given an order to cable operators and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure smooth transmission of TV channels, then what reason cable operators had for not telecasting Geo. The court was hearing a set of identical petitions filed […]

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Journalists condemn suspension of Geo by cable networks

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MULTAN: The journalist community led by Multan Union of Journalists President Rauf Maan staged demonstration in front of Multan Press Club in connection with 5th July and observed the black day and condemned action against Pakistan’s premier media group Geo/Jang. The journalists also criticised discontinuation of Geo News at some cable networks despite Supreme Court […]

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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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Journalists, civil society, politicians celebrate Geo restoration

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LAHORE: On the restoration of Geo News after a 15-day suspension, imposed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), a ceremony was held here outside the Jang/Geo offices at Davis Road on Saturday to celebrate the event. A large number of people from all walks of life participated. Senior journalist and Geo News Lahore […]

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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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Banning Geo damaging Pakistan’s image

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Lahore: A protest demonstration was held on Monday against the suspension of Geo in which a large number of people from civil society, legal fraternity, political workers and journalist community participated. The prominent among them were: Maqsood Butt, Zahid Zulfiqar of PPP, Abdullah Malik, Nisar Safdar Advocate, Shahida Jabeen, Iftikhar Shahid, Anjum Rasheed, Muhammad Yaseen […]

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Protest against Geo closure continues

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LAHORE: Demonstrations against the suspension of the Geo News by the Pervez Rathore-led Pemra continued in which a large number of people from different segments of the society including civil society, religious and political parties and representatives of labour unions and journalists participated. The protesters said the government backed-Pemra had punished the Geo News unheard […]

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HR activist condemns Pemra’s ban on Geo

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ISLAMABAD: A prominent human rights and social activist Tahira Abdullah has strongly and unequivocally condemned Pemra’s 15-day suspension of Geo TV.Closing down private independent media by Pemra is not the answer to anything, she said. “Today it is Geo suspended, tomorrow it can be any other channel. Do not celebrate the death of your enemy, […]

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Suspension of licence

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A MONTH and a half since the Geo-ISI controversy erupted, Pemra has finally delivered its verdict: Geo News has been suspended for 15 days and a multi-million rupee fine has been imposed. Leave aside whether the decision was right or wrong for a minute and focus on the procedure adopted. Unlike the earlier attempt by […]

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Defence ministry hints at appealing Pemra decision

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ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said the ministry will appeal against a decision of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) suspending transmission of Geo TV for a fortnight and imposing a Rs10 million fine on the channel. In a statement, he said the “Ministry of Defence is absolutely not satisfied with the penalty […]

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UK journalists condemn Geo’s suspension

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LONDON: Pakistan Journalists Association (PJA) UK has strongly condemned the suspension of Geo TV which is the country’s largest private broadcaster, and termed it a politically motivated attack on freedom of expression and the media. PJA expressed its sadness on this cruel act by Pemra and said the suspension of Geo TV was a serious […]

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Suspension of Geo condemned

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CHAKWAL: A resolution was passed during the elections of the Chakwal Electronic Media Association, condemning suspension of Geo news channel. The resolution called for restoration of Geo news channel forthwith. The News

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Two private members of Pemra file petition

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ISLAMABAD: Two private members of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday against the appointment of Mohammad Pervez Rathore as acting chairman of the watchdog. Mr Rathore was appointed as acting chairman on June 5 and a day after assuming the charge he ordered […]

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