Geo/Jang Group serves Rs50 bn notice on govt, ISI, Pemra

Geo/Jang Group serves Rs50 bn notice on govt, ISI, Pemra

Geo/Jang Group serves Rs50 bn notice on govt, ISI, Pemra for what the media house considers as ‘act of maligning and defaming by these state institutions’. The media house demanded an apology from ISI, Pemra and Defense ministry within 14 days after serving of this notice or face legal proceedings otherwise. As per media house it serves nearly 8000 employees due to acts of ISI, Pemra and Defense Ministry, the employees and their families are facing insecure  future.

As per English Daily The News “Pakistan’s most popular and most loved media group Geo and Jang Group has served a legal notice on the Ministry of Defence, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for defaming and maligning the group by accusing it of working on an anti-Pakistan agenda, inciting and fuelling violence against the group, pressuring cable operators to black out Geo channels, the failure of Pemra to get the Supreme Court order to restore Geo channels implemented, and has asked all to publicly apologise within 14 days and pay damages of Rs50 billion.   In its legal notice, the group — which played a role in the Pakistan Movement, in the creation of Pakistan and came into existence much before these institutions — has alleged that because of the uncalled for, baseless allegations of being traitors and furthering an anti-Pakistan agenda, more than 8,000 journalists, workers and professionals attached to the group and their families are not only being harassed but also attacked and tortured across Pakistan.   Geo and the Jang Group have served the notice on the Federation of Pakistan and the ISI through the Ministry of Defence and on Pemra and have demanded that all must publicly apologise to the group and all its workers and their families for levelling absolutely baseless, wrong and shameful allegations without any proof and endangering the lives of thousands of professionals attached with the group.   The lawyers of the Geo and Jang group have made it clear in categorical and the strongest terms in the legal notice served on the ISI and Pemra that the group shall initiate appropriate legal proceedings against all of them in a court of competent jurisdiction for direct damage to repute caused to their clients (Geo and Jang Group and its workers) and also actual losses that they are suffering on a daily basis.”

Source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-30768-Treason-charge-GeoJang-Group-serves-Rs50-bn-notice-on-govt-ISI-Pemra

Here is the Urdu content from Urdu Daily Jang

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Source: http://jang.com.pk/jang/jun2014-daily/06-06-2014/main.htm

Rashid Nazir Ali