Q&A: Pakistan’s Hamid Mir speaks about climate for press freedom following attack

Attack on media

In April, Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir was shot multiple times shortly after a CPJ delegation met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who pledged to take several steps to improve journalist security. The investigation into the attack has yielded no accountability. And since the attack, two arrest warrants have been issued by courts in …

UK group says Geo ban disproportionate and unfair

LONDON: The chair of the UK Parliament’s cross-party group on Pakistan says the 15-day suspension of Geo license by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the illegal shutdown of all Go family channels is “disproportionate and unfair to the original offence”. Andrew Stephenson MP expressed deep reservations about the illegal shutdown of Geo …

Pemra must show proof of Geo’s anti-state activity: Mazhar Abbas

KARACHI: Senior journalist Mazhar Abbas has asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to present the evidence and records of anti-state activities of Geo News. On the 16th day of the gathering to show solidarity with the Geo and Jang Group in Azadi Gali, senior journalists, representatives of the journalists’ organisations and members of …

Politicians, journalists condemn attacks on media

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of leaders of various political parties, media and civil society organisations was held in Islamabad and the participants expressed serious concern over growing threats to freedom of expression, safety of journalists and press freedom. According to a press release, most participants apprehended that the threat to press freedom may culminate into a …

Illegal closure of Geo unacceptable, says senator

UK rally backs on ban geo

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 …