Geo News banned all over Pakistan…

Addendum: I’m a WorldCall CATV subscriber. The latest is that all news channels (except for Business Plus – owned and operated by WorldCall) had been taken off air for around 15 minutes!

It has been around three hours since the Government led by our self-proclaimed messiah hammered in yet another nail in the coffin of freedom of speech by banning Geo News, almost all over Pakistan. The future of this “banana republic” would be very bleak if such actions continue to happen! Below is the breaking news posted on The News website:

The government has blocked the transmission of the Geo News TV channel across the country due to the reasons best known to them.

The viewers’ calls flooded the Geo office to ask that why the transmission of Geo News TV channel was suddenly suspended when the famous programme, “Meray Mutabik” was going on.

The calls of the viewers were received from various parts of the country. According to Geo News sources the government has blocked the transmission of the Geo News across the country.

Geo transmission was blocked in various parts of Islamabad, Lahore, Hyderabad, Karachi and other areas.

The citizens, social and political circles have condemned the ban on transmission of Geo News and they have demanded of the government to immediately lift ban on the transmission of the Geo News and give complete freedom to media in the country.

Source: The News

4 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 10:51 am

    Islamabad shares the freedom too, just that GEO news was closed off till this morning in the capital …!

  2. binary-zero (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 1:28 pm

    same here – i am a subscriber of Worldcall too, and i am simply not going to pay any thing; How can i give my right of choosing not to watch or how to judge bad or worse to a stupid cable operator or govt.

  3. Opee (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

    Whats the Latest on this waisay. Life skoon main nahi aa gayi hogi? :P :)

  4. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on June 5th, 2007 @ 1:00 am

    We’ve been damn lucky in this regard. Transmission of both GEO TV and AAJ seems to be flowing in without disruption since yesterday!

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