GEO and AAJ Pulled off Air

Breaking News: it has come to my attention through reliable sources that the GEO.TV & AAJ.TV have both been pulled off the air in a bid to issue them a stern warning and also curtail their press freedom. I suspect this has all to do with the CJP crisis and the tussle the Govt had just following the CJP crisis and GEO.TVÅ› show host Kamran Khan amongst a number of other channels that dared to stick their neck out

So long for any hint of press freedom.

Updates to follow as soon as I hear of more news in this regards. KMB

Update: Geo has resumed its normal coverage and it looks like all channels are back on the air. It seems something was afoot in regards to the off-air status of a number of news channels, MQM has denied having an hand in this fiasco [but I tend to disagree] they may deny all they want but one must critically observe that the cable distributors here in Karachi were blocking the channels while the rest of the country had unhindered access. I suspect MQM was attempting to prove its loyalty to Musharraf by threatening GEO to stop the coverage or else they threatened with censorship, it seems the media played a tough hand and called the bluff to which MQM ended up blocking the channels, little did they know it would blow up in their face. Chalk one up for the strong media lobby in Pakistan



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5 responses to “GEO and AAJ Pulled off Air”

  1. stabani Avatar

    Can’t seem to find anything about it on I might also add that ary seems to be off-air as well.

  2. Asad Avatar

    Geo is ‘on air’ in Islamabad.

  3. leonardo Avatar

    what was the point of callin MIAN MOHAMMED NAWAZ SHARIF that after such a long time he comes back to his country and u treat him in a pain lun bhainchoodon chutiyoon kai bachon way i eman hes perfect musharaf ma ka lora shud die mar ja kutti kai naslai shame on ur fukin lun innai achai aadmi nu waapis paij dittai chatto bund udi musharraf dalai di haramzada marda hi nai hai

  4. ray Avatar

    people u r fuked up wha was the point of callin MAIN MOHHMAD NAWAZ SHARIF here shame on ur fukin asses he came all the way here tired n then tht ma ka lund mushraf harami marjai sala kottae ka nussal na how ya hoe ka margaaa mushraf shame on u dieeeee bhanjood i im
    very angryy die mushraf margaaaa.

  5. umer Avatar

    go musharaf go we all hate you you are the dectator our whole university is against you agar mujhe musharaf kahin nazar aia tu mein us ko mar doo ge geo aur genay do we are with you