Geo News Owner Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman
CareerShakil founded Geo TV in May 2002. In the late 1990s, during Nawaz Sharif's second term as Prime Minister, Shakil was first asked by Sharif's government to dismiss some of the staff members of the Jang Group. Keeping in line with the tradition of the media group that was founded by Mir Shakil's father, Mir Khalil ur Rehman, Shakil refused to dismiss the staff, a number of tax evasion cases were filed against his news group amounting to 40 million US dollars, followed by freezing of bank accounts and seizure of their assets. The government withdrew their court cases after some facts were made public by Shakil. Shakil established a television channel network by the name of Geo TV in May 2002.
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- It is a Pakistani news channel, launched in 2002 and owned by Jang Group. Geo is an urdu word which Geo is an Urdu word which means “live on” in English. It has numerous conflicts with the Pakistani government but still it is adored by global Urdu language viewers. It’s slogan is “Geo Aur Jeenay Do”.
PEMRA suspends Geo News
- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (PEMRA) has suspended the license of Geo Television for fifteen days,
- PEMRA also imposed a fine of one crore Pakistani Rupees on Geo Tv.
- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority imposed this fine and suspended thelicense of Geo Tv over the complaint of ISI.
- Unidentified assailants torched World Call office situated in Clifton, a post area of Karachi, while the incident is being linked as resistance’ against restoration of Geo News’ transmission in Pakistan.
- According to local media reports, four armed persons entered into the World Call office in Clifton of the metropolis today and torched all valuable assets.
- Chairman Cable Operator Association Khalid Arain condemned the attack carried out against Karachi-based cable operators; claiming it as ‘severe reaction’ after resuming ‘Geo News’.
- Khalid Arain said that Geo News aired blasphemous programme and started controversies against armed forces of Pakistan.
- Arain said that they were ensured with full security measures for all cable operators by Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Pervaiz Rasheed, despite their fear for expected reaction after airing Geo News.
- The chairman questioned, “Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) should tell us how we can continue Geo News transmission in current situtation.”
- Moreover, another leader of cable operators’ association, Tahir Chaudhry claimed that the incident was one of the consequences they faced after permitting Geo News.
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