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    GEO TV closed yet again in SIND

    As per GEO and other news reports. GEO tv broadcast has been suspended in nearly all over SIND.

    Last year exactly on the same day 17th Nov 2008, GEO broadcast was suspended all over the world.

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    CoolBreeze watch this...you will know why this happened

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      #3
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      Complete

      Kal Tak 16th November 2008 ( with Talk Show Hosts) - Friends Korner

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        #4
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        Musharraf Said before his Departure: "Zardari aur NS media walon ko sabak sikha dein gey"

        so i guess the lesson has started, typical that no one accept the responsibilty of this action!

        Democracy Zindadabad!

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          #5
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          In pakistan, democracy rules you!!!!
          Its bigger on the inside!!

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            #6
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            ^^ well its not limited to democracy. whoever monkey is in power, they rule you, the people who are up for people service they dont get to power at all.

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              #7
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              Yesterday on Capital Talk, Sherry Rehman, The govt's Spokesman clearly said that is have nothing to do with the central govt. or NEPRA.. The transmission has been forced to stopped in a strong hold of a particular area... she never named them.. nor does Hamied Mir, as they say thay lack evidence but all the hints they gave leads to MQM...

              Maybe MQM was there to mark the day.. or may be because GEO and ARY were behaving like naughty child
              Last edited by hanibal; Nov 18, 2008, 02:53 AM.
              For Religion, we'll fight, kill & die but will never follow it, where's the fun in that!

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                #8
                So much for tolerance of Free Media by the government. What is Great Zardari, the President of Pakistan, going to do about this statement from Governor of Punjab?


                Taseer badmouths media, anchorpersons

                Taseer badmouths media, anchorpersons


                Says TV hosts talk nonsense and media has become monster; Sherry says channels� protection is govt�s responsibility

                RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting Sherry Rehman on Monday deplored the closure of Geo transmissions in Karachi and its suburbs citing some problems at the source of the cable network as the main cause of its going off air.

                She was speaking in Geo TV�s talk show �Capital Talk�. Clips of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer�s conversation with Atiqa Odho were also shown by the programme host Hamid Mir wherein the governor vented his anger towards the TV channels saying the media in Pakistan has crossed all limits and become a monster.

                Salmaan Taseer said the entire country had come under the clutches of the media, as �it does not let any government work smoothly.�

                He went on to say that anchorpersons of these TV channels think of themselves as some godly figures. He said if they (TV anchorpersons) were in the West, they would have long been handcuffed and arrested.

                He said the private TV channels disseminate disinformation. He said the anchorpersons do not take care of others� respect and talk non-sense. They made people dance in front of the camera.

                He said in Pakistan there are no Madhuri Dixits, Amitabh Bachans and Aishwarya Rais and that was the reason why these channels are popular among the people. The information minister however struck a different note saying her government did not believe in clamping sanctions on the media. She said there were some elements outside the government who off and on counselled it to bring the media under its control.

                The information minister said it was the same day (November 17) last year when TV channels� transmissions were scuttled by the then dictator Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf. Sherry Rehman said that TV channels had the right to complain and the media freedom was the central point of the Pakistan People�s Party�s philosophy.

                Besides Information Minister Sherry Rehman, Karachi Nazim Mustafa Kamal, columnist Irfan Siddiqui and Secretary General Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Mazhar Abbas also participated in the programme.

                Mazhar Abbas said besides Geo, another TV channel�s transmissions were also forcibly put off air in Lahore. He regretted that the policy of putting TV channels� transmissions off air had become a norm. Those with power are closing them down on their personal likes and dislikes, Mazhar Abbas regretted.

                He said in Karachi recently, a magazine and a newspaper were banned. The PFUJ secretary general said the media�s job is to point out problems and suggest their solution and it is doing its job responsibly.

                Senior columnist Irfan Siddiqui said in Pakistan the media is powerful enough to defend itself. �Today, TV channels are blocked in Karachi but the whole country is condemning this act.� He wondered if the government was not behind this anti-media act then whether it was Baitullah Mehsud or India behind it. He demanded the hidden hand behind closing down TV channels should be exposed. Karachi Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal, talking over telephone, said the MQM opposed the closing down of the TV channels� transmissions and took serious notice of it.
                " Judges give justice, not interviews" - Rana Bhagwandas, 21 March 2007.

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                  #9
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                  yay for free media!!!
                  Its bigger on the inside!!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Aalsi View Post
                    So much for tolerance of Free Media by the government. What is Great Zardari, the President of Pakistan, going to do about this statement from Governor of Punjab?


                    Taseer badmouths media, anchorpersons

                    Taseer badmouths media, anchorpersons

                    Says TV hosts talk nonsense and media has become monster; Sherry says channels� protection is govt�s responsibility

                    RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting Sherry Rehman on Monday deplored the closure of Geo transmissions in Karachi and its suburbs citing some problems at the source of the cable network as the main cause of its going off air.
                    Sherry Rehman busy feeding BS to public. The reason of Geo going off air is more than likely political.


                    Originally posted by Aalsi View Post
                    She was speaking in Geo TV�s talk show �Capital Talk�. Clips of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer�s conversation with Atiqa Odho were also shown by the programme host Hamid Mir wherein the governor vented his anger towards the TV channels saying the media in Pakistan has crossed all limits and become a monster.

                    Salmaan Taseer said the entire country had come under the clutches of the media, as �it does not let any government work smoothly.�
                    Yeah, shut down all media and let Salman Taseer gulp Pakistani resources a la Zardari/Nawaz Sharif.

                    Originally posted by Aalsi View Post
                    He went on to say that anchorpersons of these TV channels think of themselves as some godly figures. He said if they (TV anchorpersons) were in the West, they would have long been handcuffed and arrested.
                    So do our MNAs, governors and CMs. These governors, MNAs, CMs would've been in jails instead of assembly, governor house etc if they were in west.
                    saaray Pakistan ka ek hi naara: ehtasab ehtasab!

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                      #11
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                      Its because of the fact that they showed something against the MQM the other day and Altaf bhai immediately contacted Sherry Rehman and got them off the air. The same elements from the past dictatorship are at play here, and Salman Taseer, the Punjab Governor is just pissed because some inappropriate pictures of his son and daughter made it to the press, as well as him enjoying alcoholic drink at lavish parties.

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                        #12
                        This is an interesting quote from the article. It appears besides Geo, another TV channels transmissions were also forcibly put off air in Lahore.

                        So it is not only GEO and Sindh that is suffering from the gagging of Free Media by the government.


                        'Mazhar Abbas said besides Geo, another TV channels transmissions were also forcibly put off air in Lahore. He regretted that the policy of putting TV channels� transmissions off air had become a norm. Those with power are closing them down on their personal likes and dislikes, Mazhar Abbas regretted.'
                        " Judges give justice, not interviews" - Rana Bhagwandas, 21 March 2007.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Aalsi View Post
                          This is an interesting quote from the article. It appears besides Geo, another TV channels transmissions were also forcibly put off air in Lahore.
                          Geo blocked, govt clueless

                          In a statement issued on Monday, Qazi cited some reports that the blockage was a conspiracy hatched by the Sindh government’s political ally, which was pressurising the cable operators. He said such a condemnable action was tantamount to suppressing the freedom of the press. He demanded of the government to take immediate action and restore the transmission of the affected news channels.

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                            #14
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                            Maybe it would have been better if the minister had simply asked the PPP’s allied party in Sindh and would have surely emerged wiser and well-informed, but anyway it was all the opening that Ahsan Iqbal required who insisted that it was the government’s job to provide protection regardless of whether there was a nominated culprit by the affected or not.

                            Of cabinet apathy, who blocked Geo and watch your backs

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                              #15
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                              Really, how come ppl are so afraid of this MQM. Every time, MQM does their dirty tricks and is not even been intervened by anyone. Again, MQM is suspected of its silent game and the Govt is silent.

                              Last year, the famous 12th May, MQM did most of the damage in khi( I am not saying that ANP and PPP were not part of the mayhem), and still no one had the bulls to interven them. Even great president Musharaf was behind them by saying that MQM was just protecting their land.

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