ISLAMABAD: Private members of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) have said that Geo television could not be shut down because of government intervention.
PEMRA’s member Mian Shams said that in the last meeting we had decided to suspend the license but instead of channel’s closure, Geo is seeking new fronts.
Nobody followed the order to seal all the offices of Geo News, Geo entertainment and Geo Tez.
Another PEMRA’s member Israr Abbasi said that Geo News and Jang are running an advertising campaign. He further said that Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman should have shut down Geo News himself after running a defaming campaign against Pakistan Army.
He further revealed that due to government’s pressure, PEMRA Secretary Nasir Ayub has been told to not attend today’s meeting.
“We are working for the pride of our nation”, said PEMRA’s member Fariha Iftikhar.
She also expressed that Journalism is a sacred profession and the way Geo TV has treated Army, Pakistani nation has totally turned against it.