IHC disposes of petition against Geo, Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) disposed of the petition regarding cancellation of licence of Pakistan’s most famous TV channel Geo News and checks on the publications of the Jang Group as the petitioners failed to pursue the case.

On the occasion of hearing of the case on Thursday, the petitioners and their counsel did not appear before Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan.The petitioners, Saqib Javed and Arshad Hussain, residents of Khanewal and Islamabad, made the prime minister, the defence and information ministries, Pemra chairman, Jang and Geo Group and senior journalists including Amir Mir and Ansar Abbasi, parties in the case.

It was held that the allegations levelled on the ISI were against the security and sovereignty of the country and were tantamount to hatching conspiracies against the institution. The petitioners said that the prime minister, the defence ministry, the information ministry and Pemra failed to perform their responsibilities as they did not take action against Geo.Because neither the petitioners nor their counsel appeared before the court, the petition was disposed of.

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