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PEMRA orders cable operators to restore Geo News on previous position

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PEMRA orders cable operators to restore Geo News on previous position

Posted on 21 June 2014 by Ariel Sharoon - Total hits: 262

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has ordered the cable operators to restore Geo News on its previous position after midnight.

The media watchdog also directed the cable operators that the channel be restored on its previous position as per the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

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PEMRA’s Director Legal Zahid Malik said that Geo Entertainment license has been suspended for airing disputed content in its morning show Utho Jago Pakistan.

The PEMRA also banned the morning show, its host Shaista Lodhi and entire team of the program from conducting show on any other channel.

The PEMRA further said that the Geo license will remain under observation and the channel is directed to strictly follow the watchdog’s laws.

Pemra has forwarded the notification of restoration of Geo News to all its regional offices with strict direction that the country’s cable operators should obey the order of the Supreme Court according to which the position of Geo News on cable TV network should be the same as was in the second week of April, 2014.

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Ahmadinejad for Ulema Conference Against Terrorism

Ahmadinejad for Ulema Conference Against Terrorism

Posted on 22 November 2012 by PakBee - Total hits: 1,655

Iranian President Ahmadinejad has recommended a joint sitting of Ulema from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan to chalk out a combined strategy to combat terrorism in the region, Geo News reported.

Ahmedinejad said our Holy Prophet (PBUH) was neither a Sunni or Shia but a Muslim. Killing each other strengthens the enemy and weakens us.

He said that people in Pakistan are not scared of terrorist attacks and blasts, in fact they are facing it with courage.

The Iranian president said, ‘western powers do not want Pakistan to progress. Iranians are with the people of Pakistan and will not leave them alone’.

He warned that presence of US in Afghanistan is dangerous for regional countries.

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Punjab Govt imposes ban on Concerts in Educational Institutes

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Punjab Govt imposes ban on Concerts in Educational Institutes

Posted on 24 January 2012 by PakBee - Total hits: 3,135

Punjab Assembly has unanimously approved a resolution which seeks ban on “Objectionable” concerts in educational institutes of Punjab.

Exactly two weeks ago, in a tragic accident, 3 Girls died in Atif Aslam’s concert in Lahore due to mismanagement. As the news aired on news channel, many people showed concerns and opposed the growing culture of “concerts” in educational institutes. As a result of it, today a resoluton was passed by an MPA of opposition party Pakistan Muslim League-Q to ban such events in college and universities.

According to Express Tribune, The MPA of PML-Q – Seemal Kamran – while explaining the merits of bill said:

“Pakistan is an Islamic republic and permitting music concerts to take place in public and private educational institutions is against the morality and ethics of Islamic culture.”

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Youngest Microsoft Professional Arfa Karim passes away in Lahore Hospital

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Youngest Microsoft Professional Arfa Karim passes away in Lahore Hospital

Posted on 14 January 2012 by PakBee - Total hits: 3,149

Arfa Karim, the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), lost the battle of life after remaining admitted at a Lahore hospital on Saturday night, Geo News reported.

Arfa Karim’s funeral prayers will be held on Sunday at 10 AM in Cantt area.

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Pakistani journalist sacked over MQM pressure

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Pakistani journalist sacked over MQM pressure

Posted on 10 September 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 17,456

Islamabad: Senior Pakistani journalist and anchor person Nusrat Javed has said that he had been sacked over Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) pressure.

He told Geo News’ Capital Talk that he was conveyed a shocking message during the live show that whether he wants ‘lives of 600 employees of his organization or the programme’.

Nusrat Javed, a veteran journalist, was a co-host of Aaj News’ programme Bolta Pakistan.

Meanwhile, MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi categorically denied that his party or its any member was behind the sacking of Javed. He said Javed’s dismissal may be a result of his differences with the management.

The MQM leader said that he has a great respect for Nusrat Javed and he is ready to defend the journalist’s case in his organization.

Former Sindh home minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza says “Nusrat Javed in the first martyr of freedom of media against MQM.”

 

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