Ruling against Geo, Jang Group slated internationally

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TOKYO: The efforts for independence of media in Pakistan will be impeded as a result of the verdict of a court in the country against editor-in-chief of the Jang Group and the most viewed, popular TV channel Geo News.

The International Union of Journalists at Japan International Press Club stated this in its announcement here on Sunday.The International Press Club urged the Government of Pakistan and superior courts of the country to take steps for providing transparent and impartial justice and ensuring independence of media.

The announcement opined that independence of media was the utmost need in the present circumstances in Pakistan and such partial and unjust verdict would result in worldwide humiliation for Pakistan and nurture falsehood.

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