Breaking News: News TV Channels Off-Aired

It’s 5:12 PM PKST and while Geo/Aaj TV & ARY were covering the imposition of Emergency, Worldcall the largest operator in Lahore has off-aired all sort of News Channels.

What I herd at Geo : the anchor at all news channels in an breaking news bulletin said, they are now confirming that Govt. is imposing the Emergency while also sanctioning some news things on Media and that’s when the blackout has started.

Confirmed: It’s now confirmed that Emergency has been imposed on country. Just got words from my family in Faisalabad. They are still getting the transmition.

More Update to Follow:

11 Comments so far

  1. sdfads (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 5:45 pm


  2. Qasim (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

    Yup, confirmed. I’m in Lahore, the Internet’s still working.’s headlines show that a high-level meeting’s taking place in Islamabad, amid high security.


    I’ve got a web-based feed reader( setup to aggregate feeds from a ton of sources, from daily times to dawn, nytimes, reuters, google news, etc. From all those sources, this blog seems to be the first to report the imposition of a state of emergency.

  3. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 5:57 pm

    Efficient reporting B-Z .. there’s a broken strong link in here too!!

  4. Claude Almansi (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 6:08 pm

    actually, also gives a page not found

  5. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 6:22 pm

    It’s not just the Worldcall subscribers, rather, all cable operations have turned these channels off-air… :|

    It might again be some sort of a restriction on media-freedom or perhaps, God forbid, much more serious act like imposition of emergency in the country.

  6. Sumbul (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 6:27 pm

    actually it does return the main page of Geo News with a one liner on its forehead


  7. SK (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 6:35 pm

    It is confirmed, I just got a call from my parents in the Middle East that emergency has been declared in Pakistan (Talat Hussain -Aaj TV Live report), contacted a few more friends who are active in politics and they have confirmed it too. The regional HQ of JI/PML-N have been cordoned off by Rangers/Police. PEMRA has crossed the frequencies in order to completely block the transmissions. More updates soon.

    Net is also at a snail’s pace

  8. Neena (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 6:46 pm

    I hear they suspended the CJ too.

  9. kinkminos (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 7:18 pm

    According to The News website:

    “According to the sources, new PCO has been announced to take effect immediately. And the constitution of 1973 has been suspended. Under the PCO, Chief Justice of Supreme Court Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry has been deposed from his office.”

  10. SK (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

    The CJ has refused to step down.

  11. Saad Durrani (unregistered) on November 4th, 2007 @ 1:10 am

    Suprisingly, it was 5:12 PM in Karachi when World Call pulled the plug on all local channels here in Karachi as well. I gues they have a nice network going along.

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