LHC prayed to order restoration of Geo TV on old numbers

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LAHORE: On applications filed against non-restoration of Geo TV to its previous number in different cities of Punjab, Justice Ijazul Ahsan of Lahore High Court (LHC) has directed deputy attorney general (DAG) to seek reply from Pemra and inform the court on July 10 as to why the channel’s transmission had not been restored to the previous position on the cable after 15-day suspension and payment of fine.

The court directed the DAG to get a specific answer from Pemra as to what action it took after receiving complaints.Eight complaints were filed by IMC against eight cable operators of Lahore, Multan, Gujranwala, Rahim Yar Khan, and Bahawalpur.

Shehzad Haider and Jam Asif Advocates appeared on behalf of IMC. They submitted that Geo TV had undergone the punishment of suspension and fine after which the Pemra ordered the cable operators on 26 June to restore Geo transmission to the old position; however, neither the cable operators complied with the order nor did the authority take any action.They urged the court to take notice of the matter and order Pemra to get its June 26 order implemented.

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