Pak-US Society to protest against Geo TV ban in Pakistan

March 14th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif

New York, Mar. 14 (ANI): The Pak-American Society is gathering in New York on Saturday to stage a protest against the ban on Geo News transmission in Pakistan. This is a dictatorial act perpetrated by a so called civilian government, The News quoted Pak-American Society President Sham-us-Zaman, as saying. Many prominent politicians and lawyers, including Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Imran Khan and Ali Ahmed Kurd, are expected to address the protest gathering. Later, a conference by the name Geo and Jeevay Pakistan will be held here which will be addressed through telephone by PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif, former President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Aitzaz Ahmed and PML-N Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal. Meanwhile, various national media organizations have strongly condemned the blocking of Geo news in various cities of Pakistan, and they have announced going on a nationwide strike on Sunday. Karachi Press Club (KPC), Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) and international media organisation Reporters without Borders condemned the blocking of Geo news transmission in the country. The secretary general of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Mazhar Abbas said, The act of blocking the transmission of any news channel or media cannot be justified. The government starts suppressing the media whenever it finds itself in crises. (ANI)

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