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Balochistan High Court stays action on cases against Geo

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QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court on Thursday issued a stay order with regard to the proceedings on the cases filed against a programme of the Geo TV morning show ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’. A two-member bench of the Balochistan High Court (BHC), comprising Justice Muhammad Noor Muskaanzai and Justice Muhammad Hashim Kakar, issued the stay order […]

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Police asked to consider cancelling case against Geo TV

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KARACHI: A prosecutor of an anti-terrorism court has suggested to police to examine the possibility of cancellation of a case lodged against Geo TV after it broadcast a programme whose contents were deemed sacrilegious. An FIR was lodged on the complaint of a lawyer in May against the management of Geo TV, Shaista Lodhi, the […]

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SHO told to record petitioners’ version

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LAHORE/DI KHAN: An additional district & sessions court on Saturday directed the SHO Islampura to record the version of petitioners on three appeals for a case against Geo management for airing objectionable content in its morning show ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’. The petitioners sought FIR against GEO’s chief executive Mir Shakilur Rehman, the show’s host Shaista […]

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More cases against Geo

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CHAKWAL: The city police, on the orders of District and Sessions Judge, registered a case against the Geo TV morning show under Section 298 (A). A local resident, Hassan Ashraf, filed a petition with the court and said that the morning show anchor Dr Shaista Lodhi, actress Veena Malik and her husband Asad Khattak participated […]

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Six criminal cases registered against Geo

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FAISALABAD: At least six criminal cases were registered on Wednesday in different cities against the owner of Geo/Jang Group along with team members and guests in the controversial episode of Geo TV’s morning show ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’. First of these FIRs was registered in Faisalabad’s Kotwali police station. “On the court orders, the Kotwali police […]

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Demonstrations against private TV

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LAHORE: Pasban staged a demonstration against Geo TV for airing blasphemous content in its morning show Utho Jago Pakistan here in front of Lahore Press Club. The protesters led by Pasban President Rao Tariq Kamalvi were holding placards and banners inscribed with demands of banning Geo TV. Tariq Kamlavi said that they support freedom of […]

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Objectionable content: Countrywide protests against Geo continue

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KARACHI: Several segments of society continued their protests across the country on Sunday against Geo/Jang Group for allegedly airing objectionable content in its morning show Utho Jago Pakistan. In Karachi, activists of the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) and Anjumane Naujawan-e-Islam (ANI) staged a demonstration outside the Jang Group office on II Chundrigar Road. Addressing the […]

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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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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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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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IHC moved for ban on TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: Former president of Islamabad Bar Association Chaudhry Muhammad Akram here Thursday moved Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking directions to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to cancel licence of the ARY TV for ridiculing former chief justice of Pakistan and superior judiciary. The petitioner made MIB, […]

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