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Pakistan’s Geo TV faces ban

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Islamabad, May 20 :

Pakistani authorities have suspended the licences of three television channels owned by the Geo TV network, a leading daily reported Tuesday.

Geo-TV-Logo-HD-5tA panel formed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to review a complaint filed by the ministry of defence against the TV network for leveling allegations against an intelligence agency has also ordered that Geo TV offices be sealed, The Dawn reported.

The panel members told reporters in Islamabad that they have decided to suspend the licences of the three channels – Geo News, Geo Entertainment and Geo Tez – with immediate effect.

However, a final decision on the revocation of the licences will be announced after a meeting May 28, which will also be attended by government representatives.

“All members unanimously decided that the licence for Geo News be cancelled. However, due to a legal formality that could not be completed, we have sent our recommendations to the Council of Complaints, advising that they respond before May 28, the date for our next meeting,” said Mian Shamsur Rehman, a member of the committee.

(IANS)

3 COMMENTS

  1. Yeah! I pray that you be banned forever Geo channel cuz you are a false propaganda tool, just like Joseph goebbels was in Germany during world war 2.

  2. Problem is they’re backed up very strong, the government is with them and so other strong external forces also exist such as the EU. EU released a statement against the ban of Geo TV and also blamed army indirectly for not giving freedom of speech.
    Geo doesnt represent Freedom of speech it rather has paid speech programs that come from forgein agenda.
    This ban is temporary, they did this to shut up mouths of public who went against Geo.

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