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Geo/ISI Controversy

Khwaja says Geo TV punished rightly, yet penalty lesser enough

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Defense, Khwaja Asif has said that he is firm on his statement of 2006 on military, yet the purpose of airing that speech now was to serve a specific agenda. He added that Geo TV is punished rightly, however the penalty is quite less than what it should have been - ARY News reports. In his exclusive conversation with anchorperson Kashif Abbasi, during ARY News program 'Off the Record', Khwaja Asif said that Geo TV was rightly punished over its anti-state activities. He said that the lawsuit filed…

Pemra members refute decisions by acting chief

ISLAMABAD: Independent members of Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (Pemra) have rejected the decisions by acting Pemra chief Pervez Rathore who was stopped from working after court orders against his appointment, ARY News reported.

Govt provided safe passage to Geo TV, says Mian Shams

ISLAMABAD: Member of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Mian Shams has said that the Government has given a safe passage to Geo TV - ARY News reports. Mian Shams said that today's meeting of PEMRA authority is similar to make a fool out of the people. He inquired that what kind of decision and meeting were these, when there is no room for an acting Chairman in PEMRA. Shams said that the Government indeed, provided a safe passage to Geo TV. On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader,…

Military leadership rejects PEMRA’s decision against Geo TV: Sources

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Top military leadership of Pakistan has rejected the decision of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), pertaining to Geo TV Network, while notices were issued to all the parties including Geo TV, after a petition was filed against the media organization for violating the Pakistan Safety Act 1992 - sources told ARY News. Propaganda against national security institutions and only 15 days of suspension of licenses as punishment, sources told that this decision of PEMRA was turned down by…