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PEMRA announced punishment for Geo

jup rallyLahore: PEMRA has announced punishment to Geo for levelling allegations on DG ISI. The decision made on the application of ministry of defence given against Geo by the acting chairman Pervaiz Rathor.

According to the decision Geo TV license has been suspended for 15 days and a fine of RS 10 million also imposed.

According to PEMRA spokesman, the license was suspended on a complaint filed by the Defence Ministry earlier. Geo News has also been fined Rs 10 million to be paid before the expiry of the suspension period.

The order stated that in case of non-payment of fine, the suspension of the license will continue. The authority further decided that in case of repeated violation by Geo News, proceedings for the revocation of the license will be initiated.

Geo News had already apologized and was not provided any evidence nor was its stance heard by PEMRA.

Geo has been condemned unheard for the last 45 days and all channels were shut in 90 percent of areas. Despite Supreme Court orders issued on May 26, PEMRA did not restore Geo on cable networks. Even Geo Kahani, Geo Entertainment, Geo Tez and Geo Super were shut.

Meanwhile,Lahore Press Club president Arshad Ansari ,vice president Afzaal Talib,secretary Shahbaz Mian and others office bearers have condemned the decision of suspending Geo News transmissions and declared it would be act of making the journalists jobless.They announced a protest against this brutal decision on the Saturday evening outside press club.

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