NAB chairman briefed on Mir Shakil case

NAB chairman briefed on Mir Shakil caseLAHORE: National Accountability Bureau chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal was briefed on Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s case during his visit to the provincial headquarters here on Thursday. According to NAB, a combined investigation team (CIT) accompanied by legal and land revenue experts headed by NAB Lahore Director General Shahzad Saleem briefed the chairman on […]

Jang-Geo workers to hold massive rallies today

Jang-Geo workers to hold massive rallies todayISLAMABAD: On the call of the Joint Action Committee of the workers of Geo and Jang Group, the workers of the Geo and Jang Group will hold massive protest rallies today (Thursday) in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore against the arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman at 3:00pm. The protest rallies will participated and addressed by journalists, […]

IHC issues notices to ministry, Pemra on petition over Geo’s cable placement

IHC issues notices to ministry, Pemra on petition over Geo’s cable placementISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued notices to the ministry of information and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday in petitions filed against a move by cable operators to either remove Geo TV from their lists of channels or to relegate it. Chief Justice Athar Minallah, who heard identical petitions filed by Pakistan […]

IIRMR condemns arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman

IIRMR condemns arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-RahmanLAHORE: Institute of International Relations and Media Research (IIRMR) has underscored the need of unity and solidarity in the rank and file of all stakeholders of media in Pakistan. “Only strong walls of unity between owners and media practitioners can defeat internal and external forces hell bent to undermine rights of freedom of expression and […]

Dr Baig shows concerns over arrest of Mir Shakil

Dr Baig shows concerns over arrest of Mir ShakilKARACHI: Former SVP FPCCI, Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig has expressed serious concerns over the arrest of editor-in-chief of Jang/GEO group, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a 34-year-old property case.Dr Baig said he had grave concerns over implications of the arrest on the freedom of expression. He said the country was going through catastrophic situation due to Coronavirus, […]

Journalists continue protest against arrest of Jang-Geo head

Journalists continue protest against arrest of Jang-Geo headLAHORE/RAWALPINDI: The Jang/Geo Media Group workers and other journalists on Tuesday continued protests against arrest of the Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a fake case and demanded his immediate release. They expressed strong concern over shifting of Geo News to last numbers on cable network and shutting down its […]

PBA complains to govt on Rs1 bn unfair tax relief to ARY

PBA complains to govt on Rs1 bn unfair tax relief to ARYISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has written a letter to the government hinting at possible favoritism to the ARY in Rs1 billion fraud case that the government had caught in 2013. The illegal exemption certificate on airtime/content claimed by the FBR worth multimillion rupees has opened up a new Pandora’s box prompting the PBA […]