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Defence Ministry seeks ban on 'Geo News' for maligning ISI

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Defence has sent a formal application to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) seeking a ban on 'Geo News' – ARY News reports.

Sources told that the Minister of Defence, Khawaja Asif sent an application to PEMRA, under Sections 32 and 36 of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002, urging for a case against the editorial team and management of Geo News.

The Ministry of Defence took the stance that Geo News, following the attack on Hamid Mir, aired defamatory and insulting content against the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and its Chief, Lieutenant General Zaheer ul Islam, which should not at all be broadcasted.

The Defence Ministry of Pakistan urged PEMRA to cancel the license of Geo News, after analyzing all the evidences and facts against the channel.

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