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Blasphemy sentence against TV channel will have chilling effect

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The prison sentence for blasphemy handed down by a court in Pakistan against four people, including the owner of a major private TV channel and one of its star actresses, will have a chilling effect on freedom of expression and the media, Amnesty International said. The organization also noted serious concerns about the fairness of […]

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Gilgit court hands 26 years’ jail to Geo TV owner

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By: Jamil Nagri GILGIT: An anti-terrorism court has sentenced the owner of the Jang-Geo group Mir Shakeelur Rehman, host of Geo TV’s morning show Shaista Lodhi, actress Veena Malik and her husband Malik Asad to 26-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs1.3 million each for hurting religious sentiments of people in the show. Announcing the […]

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Case against Geo, others dismissed on court order

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MULTAN: Chahlaik Police Station has discharged the case against Geo TV owners, morning show host Shaista Lodhi, Veena Malik, Asad Khattak and other staff on order of the court. According to Investigation Officer Nazar Muhammad appointed in Chahlaik Police Station, the programme was aired from Karachi and a relevant case was registered in the same […]

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Freedom to misinform?

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Under the banner of media freedom, much is being said and written against PEMRA’s decision to slap Geo Entertainment and ARY News with fines and temporary suspension. Riding high horses of journalistic ideals, the media crusaders don’t want to bother too much with the grave crimes of their kin. Since when has it become okay […]

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Warrants issued in ‘blasphemous’ programme case

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QUETTA: An anti-terrorism court issued on Thursday arrest warrants for Mir Shakeelur Rehman, the owner of Geo TV, anchor Dr Shaista Lodhi, Zahida Malik alias Veena Malik and her husband Asad Bashir Khatak. Judge Tariq Anwar Kasi issued the warrants against the four for allegedly presenting and participating in a blasphemous programme. The warrants were […]

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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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Notices issued to Jang Group’s CEO, others

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ABBOTABAD: A district judge in Abbottabad on Sunday asked the Geo/Jang group’s chief executive, the host of its morning show, its producers and staff to appear before the court today (Monday). Advocate Abdul Rauf Khan had filed an application under section 22-A of the CrPc seeking registration of criminal case against Jang/Geo Group Chief Executive […]

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Actress Veena Malik ties the knot

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DUBAI: Actress Veena Malik and businessman Asad Bashir Khan Khattak tied the knot on Wednesday. The couple had their nikkah ceremony in Dubai. Asad Bashir Khan Khattak, who runs businesses in Dubai and US, is the son of Veena Malik’s father’s friend. “I’m more than happy today, I think I’m the happiest girl in the […]

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