Suspension of Geo TV: People lament 'darkest day' for press freedom

Reactions from social media regarding Geo channels' suspension

Web Desk May 20, 2014
PEMRA recommends suspension of three Geo channels. PHOTO: CREATIVE COMMONS

 Geo News, Geo Entertainment and Geo Tez’s licenses have been suspended till May 28, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) announced on Tuesday, Express News reported. 

Following the announcement, social media exploded with reactions regarding the suspension of the channel.

The hashtag #UnitedAgaistGeo and #Pemra were among top trends on Twitter on Tuesday evening.

Journalists lament Pemra recommendation

Political leaders less enthusiastic


faisal | 7 years ago | Reply

Its a great day indeed. Loyalty and patriotism above everything else. Media should be reined in at all cost.

Sage | 7 years ago | Reply

@Husain Haqqani

Never agreed with his politics but must admire his accurate prediction.

The suspension of Geo licence was more of a warning to the "remaining" media than to Geo. Pakistan will remain vulnerable to covert manipulations for back-door entry to power. This was stage 1. Time for a Break. Stage 2 and 3 yet to be enacted.

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