Terrorism

  Geo transmission snapped in different cities of Pakistan

KARACHI: Transmission of Geo channels have been blocked in many parts of the county. In Hyderabad, transmission has been shut in Saddar and Cantonment areas while in Karachi’s Malir Cantt, numbers of Geo Entertainment and Geo Super have also been cha...

  FIR of attack on Hamid Mir lodged

KARACHI: Karachi police have registered an FIR against unidentified assailants into an armed attack against senior journalist Hamid Mir. The case was registered on behalf of sub-inspector Shahadat Khan under section 15 of Anti-Terrorism Act and 324/3...

  Shut down Geo, Pemra asked on ISI complaint

ISLAMABAD: On the complaint of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Defence Ministry on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to take action against the Geo TV network for levelling allegations against the ...

  Israel strikes Palestine after PLO, Hamas announce unity agreement

GAZA: Israel launched an air strike on Wednesday on the northern Gaza Strip, wounding four people, medical officials in the Hamas-ruled territory said. The Israeli military had no immediate comment on the attack, which came two days after militants i...

  CPJ concerned over complaint seeking action against Geo TV

NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is “greatly concerned” by actions seeking action against Geo Television. On the complaint of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Defence Ministry on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Electronic ...

  Politicians, analysts call for independent probe of allegations against Geo News

Politicians, senior journalists and analysts have called for an independent and transparent probe into allegations against Geo News. On the complaint of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Defence Ministry on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Elec...

  Morning Glory’s chief officer returns home

KARACHI: Chief Officer, Ghufran Marghoob, the last crewmember of the hijacked Morning Glory vessel, returned home Wednesday. Talking to media upon his arrival at Jinnah International Airport, Marghoob said the vessel was stopped for offloading and he...

  Viewers express solidarity with Geo new

Viewers of Geo News have expressed solidarity with the channel calling for it to remain open. People across the country said the demand to shut down Jang and Geo News was tantamount to placing restrictions on freedom of speech. They added that Geo Ne...

  Meeting held in PEMRA HQ over complaint against Geo News

ISLAMABAD: A meeting was held in Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) headquarters to deliberate upon the complaint submitted by Defence Ministry seeking action against Geo News, sources said. According to the sources, two members, ...

  Efforts underway to extend govt-Taliban ceasefire: Sami

ISLAMABAD: Maulana Samiul Haq said on Wednesday that the Taliban committee will try to arrange a meeting between the government committee and Taliban Shura this week. He said that both sides have their grievances and a decision had been made to form ...

  Nisar chairs meeting of government, Taliban committees

ISLAMABAD: A meeting between the government and the Taliban negotiation committees has begun with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in the chair at Punjab House. According to sources, Maulana Samiul Haq and Maulana Yousuf Shah are attending t...

  Hamid chanted Allah-O-Akbar, Pakistan Zindabad after attack

KARACHI: Hamid Mir chanted Allah-O-Akbar and Pakistan Zindabad slogans after sustaining bullets in an armed attack on Saturday, revealed his driver and security guard on Tuesday. Both the men who are eyewitnesses of the brutal attack on Geo News anch...

  Afghan campaign worker shot dead outside his home

KABUL: A prominent campaign worker in Afghanistan´s presidential election was shot dead outside his home in the country´s east, officials said Tuesday. The Taliban denied they were involved in the killing. Campaign worker Esmatullah, who like many Af...

  Iraq attacks kill 23 as election looms

KUT: Suicide bombers attacked two checkpoints south of Baghdad on Monday, among a spate of attacks in central Iraq that killed 23 people as a general election looms next week. Iraq is going through a protracted surge in bloodshed that has killed more...

  Three killed, several injured in Charsadda blast

CHARSADDA: At least three people were killed and 41 others including 14 policemen injured in a blast in tehsil market of Charsadda on Tuesday morning. Police sources told that the bomb attack targeted a police van in tehsil market. Rescue teams arriv...

  No tensions among institutions, says Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said that national institutions are standing with those who talk with reason, adding that the prime minister himself visited Geo News anchorperson Hamid Mir in the hospital to enquire about h...

  Sindh govt forms JIT to probe attack on Hamid Mir

ISLAMABAD: The Sindh government has constituted a seven-member joint interrogation team (JIT) to investigate an assassination attempt on Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan’s best know journalists and Geo News anchor. The team comprising members from the seve...

  Resolution against PPO presented in Sindh Assembly by MQM

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has presented a resolution against the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) in the Sindh Assembly. MQM MPA Khawaja Izharul Hasan while addressing the provincial assembly said the ordinance was against the...

  Balochistan CM enquires Mir’s health in hospital

KARACHI: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik visited the hospital in Karachi, where Hamid Mir is under treatment, and enquired about the health of injured Geo News anchorperson. Talking to media on the occasion, the Balochistan chief minister s...

  Balochistan Assembly condemns attack on Hamid Mir

QUETTA: A resolution has been adopted in the Balochistan Assembly condemning that attack on media senior anchor Hamid Mir. The resolution was presented by the opposition leader in the provincial assembly and calls for the arrest of those behind the a...


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Feature / Analysis

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Opinion

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    VOA Reporter: Thank you very much Mr. President for your time and your...

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    Special representative dismisses allegations that Islamabad does not w...

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