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  • Geo-economics must take precedence over geo-politics, PM says in Beijing

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday addressed the plenary session of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation in Beijing, where he stressed that geo-economics should take precedence over geopolitics, Radio Pakistan reported...

    PM Sharif, who had arrived in the Chinese capital on Friday to participate in the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum, said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) must not be politicised,...

  • 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...

  • Islamabad High Court allows Geo News to air Ehsanullah Ehsan's interview

    The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday allowed Geo News to air an interview of former Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan...

    Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had earlier barred the TV channel from airing the interview saying it would be "heart-wrenching and deeply disturbing for the loved ones of those killed in terrorist attacks to see the member of a terrorist organisation appearing on TV...

  • 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...

    He said facts were being collected and investigations were open because police were not aware of any specific threat to the news channel by an individual or a group...

  • Pemra recommends fine on BOL News for ‘defaming’ Geo

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) council of complaints has recommended imposition of fine on BOL News for “defaming” Geo News and its owner Mir Shakilur Rehman...

    The council, at a meeting in Karachi on Friday, also recommended that BOL News be asked to appoint an in-house editorial committee to ensure compliance with Pemra’s rules and regulations...

  • Rehabilitation of Mirpur-Kotli road reviewed

    LAHORE: A meeting of officials of Wapda, AJ&K government and Nespak on Saturday reviewed measures taken for rehabilitation of Mirpur-Kotli road near Khaliqabad Chowk...

    The meeting was attended by AJK chief secretary, chief engineering, Federal Flood Commission chairman, Indus River System Authority (Irsa) Member (Sindh), Member (Water), Member (Power) and technical advisors to Wapda Authority, Mirpur commissioner and Mangla Dam...

  • Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan girl' Sharbat Gula refuses to stay in Pakistan

    Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan Girl' Sharbat Gula on Tuesday refused to stay in Pakistan in response to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government's offer to stop her deportation from the country...

    Sharbat Gula and Afghan government, in an application submitted to the KP government, pleaded for her departure from Pakistan to Afghanistan on completion of her 15-day sentence on Wednesday [November 9]...

  • Nat Geo's 'Afghan girl' Sharbat Gula to be deported from Pakistan

    Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan Girl' Sharbat Gula is to be deported to Afghanistan after serving a 15-day jail sentence and paying a fine of Rs110,000, a special anti-corruption and immigration court in Peshawar ordered on Friday...

    He said she had served about nine days in jail since her arrest and will remain imprisoned for six more to complete her sentence before she is deported from Pakistan...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

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