Posted on 21 June 2014 by Ariel Sharoon - Total hits: 688
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.
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.
Posted on 10 September 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 24,745
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.”
Posted on 14 February 2011 by PakBee - Total hits: 2,584
NEW DELHI: Interior Minister A. Rehman Malik on Sunday telephoned High Commissioner of Pakistan to New Delhi Shahid Malik to inquire details about the detention of famous Pakistani singer, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan at Indira Gandhi International Airport.
According to a statement issued here on Sunday, the minister said that he was examining the matter. He has also asked Pakistani High Commissioner to India to monitor the matter thoroughly.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan who was arrested at Delhi airport on Sunday for possessing undeclared currency of 100,000 US dollars will be presented before court on Monday.
His manager Chitresh Srivastava has also been arrested.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan arrived here on a flight from Karachi and was intercepted by personnel from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.
Khan has several hit numbers to his credit and had won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer this year for ‘Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji’ from the movie ‘Ishqiya’.
Rahat, 37, who has crooned several Bollywood chartbusters, had flown from Karachi to New Delhi. He is the nephew of Pakistani singing legend Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.