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  • Geo News fined Rs1m for 'institutional corruption' comments against army

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday imposed a Rs1 million fine on Geo News for airing comments against the Pakistan Army...

    According to a statement issued by the authority, Pemra had approved the recommendations of the Councils of Complaints (CoCs) of Karachi and Lahore which had sought a Rs1 million fine for Geo News for repeatedly airing "comments against armed forces" in connection with...

  • Pemra slaps Rs0.1m fine on Geo, channel instructed to issue apology

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on Geo News for airing remarks against senior politicians and parliamentarians, said a press release by the regulatory authority...

    On February 12, two guests, Ijaz Mehmand and Nisar Mehmand, in Salim Safi's programme Jirga had "called Mahmood Khan Achakzai and Maulana Fazlur Rehman traitors," said the release, adding that later on...

  • Pemra issues show cause notice to Geo TV for airing 'inappropriate content'

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued a show cause notice to Geo Entertainment channel for airing inappropriate content including ‘suicide scenes’ during its programme and has ordered the channel to explain its position before the authority on June 21...

    According to the Pemra notification, Geo TV’s anchor Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain in his June 13 programme showed scenes “of a girl committing...

  • One dead in firing on Geo TV DSNG van in Karachi

    KARACHI: Three unknown gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire at a Geo TV Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) vehicle Tuesday night in the Bahadurabad area of Karachi, killing a Geo News employee and injuring another, said police...

    Officials said the incident appeared to be a targeted attack, but it was not clear whether the target was Jaffery or Geo News...

  • Geo television temporarily goes off air after moving to Paksat

    KARACHI: One of the biggest television channels of Pakistan, Geo television temporarily went off air across Pakistan after moving to Paksat’s newly commissioned satellite service...

    According to the Geo website, the media group with the help of the Paksat Technical Network Center shifted all its channels to Paksat on March 31 and despite informing the cable operators, the channel was informed by Pakistani officials that it can be...

  • Geo News technical engineer shot dead

    KARACHI: A technical engineer of Geo News was killed when its digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) van was attacked in Bahadurabad area here on Tuesday...

    The Geo News management called it a ‘targeted attack’ and said the assault apparently was meant to harass not only the channel’s staff but also the entire Pakistani media...

  • Geo-tagging of 3,662 madressas completed in Sindh, CM told

    KARACHI: Under National Action Plan (NAP) geo-tagging of 3,662 madressas has been completed in Sindh, of which 2,122 are in Karachi and 1,548 in Hyderabad, a meeting held to review the implementation of NAP was told on Wednesday...

    He said that geo-tagging of seminaries is being carried out, so far 2,122 madressas have been geo-tagged in Karachi and 1,548 in Hyderabad...

  • Geo-tagging of 3,662 madressahs in Sindh completed

    Giving presentation to the chief minister, Home Secretary Mukhtiar Soomro said that geo-tagging of 3,662 madressahs — 2,122 in Karachi and 1,548 in Hyderabad — had been completed so far under the NAP...

    He expressed the hope that the remaining 5928 seminaries would also be geo-tagged soon...

  • Geo TV bureau chief kidnapped, tortured

    KARACHI: The Karachi Bureau Chief of Geo TV Fahim Siddiqui was kidnapped from Karachi's North Nazimabad area on Saturday and was tortured before being dumped in Manghopir, according to police and the victim...

    Fahim Siddiqui — while speaking to Geo TV — said that the suspects wore police uniforms and a civilian dress...

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