KARACHI: On the third day of the protest against the unlawful banning of the channels of Geo Network, a convention to show solidarity with the network was held in the Azadi Gali here on Wednesday.
A large number of people from all walks of life, journalist organisations, civil society and Geo employees participated in the convention.
Addressing on the occasion, renowned social worker, Ansar Burney, termed the banning of Geo a conspiracy which would eventually fail. “What I am today is because of Jang and Geo network,” he said. In case of any attempt to suppress the freedom of expression and snatching of jobs of journalists, we would not hold back from laying down our lives, he added.
Shahrukh Hassan of the Jang Group remarked that some elements were more powerful than the government and the judiciary, adding that it was a struggle to save the nation from such elements. These elements want to take Pakistan back to the old days and to keep it where it has been in the last 60 years, he said, adding that all journalists and workers wanted peace in the country.