Illegal closure of Geo unacceptable, says senator

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PESHAWAR: Senator Abdul Nabi Bangash, Senate Standing Committee on Professional and Technical Training Chairman, has said Jang Group is a big and responsible media organisation with a history of services to the nation.

He said illegal closure of Geo TV will not be accepted. He said no institution is outside the ambit of law. He said there should be rule of law in the country, and if somebody has made a mistake, they should be punished. He said closing down Geo TV on wishes of somebody illegally is contrary to the constitution.

He said organisations are not closed down upon mistakes but mistakes are rectified. He said all institutions of the country made mistakes in the past but no democratic force ever demanded closure of any institution.

He said they would not allow future of thousands of workers of Jang and Geo to be affected in any way. He said shortly after the attack on Hamid Mir, Geo TV was closed in cantonment areas which gave out the message that “they” rule the cantonment areas.

He said parallel government would not be allowed at any cost. He said all institutions are under the government; therefore, they had better remained in their limits. He said the country is being destroyed due to unconstitutional acts and we should learn from history. He said had the government taken a timely step, the situation would not have boiled down to the extent it has now.

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