Geo Suspended by PEMRA/ISI: A defeat for civil society, judiciary, democracy and free media.

Geo has been suspended by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on the pressure of Pakistan’s corrupt military mafia and its nefarious spy agency ISI.

I strongly condemn this attack on the freedom of media and free speech.

This is not just a ban on a private channel but an assertion of authority by Pakistan’s deep state or occupied mercenary armed forces over the rights of people and businesses.

The ban also shows that Musharraf’s legacy still controls the country and a lot is needed to be done by freedom and justice loving people.

Unfortunately, many media houses, political parties and religious groups danced to the tune of military establishment.

I hope some sanity will prevail and freedom of speech will be restored.

http://www.zemtv.com/2014/06/06/last-3-minutes-broadcast-of-geo-news-after-they-got-their-licence-suspended/

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German Dentist Fined for Anti-Hijab Bias –> Some refreshing news from Germany

Many of you may know about the hijab ban issue in Europe including Germany. But in an interesting news, Germany’s industrial tribunal has fined a Dentist for showing discrimination against her hijab wearing female Muslim employee. The decision should be welcomed by all of those who believe in religious freedom and human rights.

We support this decision and expect that things will go much better in future as well.

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German Dentist Fined for Anti-Hijab Bias

Source: http://www.onislam.net/english/news/europe/459596-german-dentist-fined-for-anti-hijab-bias.html

BERLIN – A German court has ruled against a dentist who had refused to employ a veiled Muslim woman because she declined to remove her headscarf, blaming him for breaching the Equal Treatment Act.

“The dentist broke the law because he refused the plaintiff the position only because she didn’t want to take off her headscarf,” the spokesman for the Berlin industrial tribunal said, UPI news agency reported on Friday, October 19.

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We condemn China over putting restrictions on Uighur Muslims for practicing Ramadan

We strongly condemn the restrictions imposed Chinese government over Uighur Muslims for practicing Ramadan. According to reports Uighur population especially students are being pressurized to surrender their religious practices including FASTING, during the month of Ramadan. China needs to realize forcing people to leave their religion will only create tensions between ideologies. This action by Chinese government as against religious freedom and basic human rights.

 

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China steps up campaign against Ramadan fasting for Uighurs; experts fear backlash

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-discourages-ramadan-fasting-for-uighurs-experts-fear-backlash/2012/08/03/20e25484-dd36-11e1-8ad1-909913931f71_story.html

BEIJING — China is discouraging some Muslims in the far western region of Xinjiang from fasting during Ramadan. The government says the move is motivated by health concerns, but others said Friday that it’s a risky campaign to secularize the Muslim minority that will likely backfire.

Several city, county and village governments in Xinjiang have posted notices on their websites banning or discouraging Communist Party members, civil servants, students and teachers from fasting during the religious holiday. Muslims around the world abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk during the 30-day period. Read complete…

 

UN official Claims 9-11 Was US Plot

Source : http://www.geo.tv/1-26-2011/77666.htm

NEW YORK: UN Human Rights official Richard Falk wrote on his blog that there had been an “apparent cover up” by American authorities.He added that most media were “unwilling to acknowledge the well-evidenced doubts about the official version of the events” on 9-11, despite it containing “gaps and contradictions”.

And he described David Ray Griffin, a conspiracy theorist highly regarded in the so-called “9-11 truth” movement, as a “scholar of high integrity” whose book on the subject was “authoritative”.

Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary-General, described the comments as “preposterous” and “an affront to the memory of the more than 3,000 people who died in the attack.” But Ban said that it was not for him to decide whether Prof Falk, who serves the organization as a special investigator into human rights abuses in the Palestinian territories, should be fired by the UN.

Vijay Nambiar, Ban’s chief of staff, said this was up to the human rights council, a 47-nation body based in Geneva, Switzerland, that was created by the UN in 2006.

UN Watch, a pressure group that monitors the organisation, has called for Prof Falk to be sacked. Hilel Neuer, the group’s chief executive, described him as “a serial offender with zero credibility”.

The row came as the new Republican-led US Congress opened an inquiry into “urgent problems” with America’s contribution to the UN, including its membership of the human rights council.
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Comments : After killing thousands of people ,with the help from Pakistan Army  and NATO, Pentagon/CIA still is not able to prove their claims about 9-11. War Crimes? War Tribunal? Justice for those who died on 9-11 and who died after that in the name of 9-11? UN Charter for Human Rights?This not a war against terror or terrorism. This is a war against humanity, justice and peace.

France and Switzerland leading their way to religious suppression

Recent referendum in Switzerland to ban mosque minarets and legislations in France to put curbs on Muslim women to wear hijab shows how hypocrite the so called civilized governments have become.

They claim to be freedom lovers and liberal minds but in actual their actions show their myopic fascist ideas.

I hope their are sensible people in those countries who will condemn such things.

Why Geo was closed?

All the videos have been saved on multiple locations and can be seen by anyone. Feel free to circulate them

official anthem : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiwPotaS_4s
farooq naik : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aQh1oP5qZI
Waadae : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSPpIjr_FSg
Tahira abdullah : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZpbHLsOuuA
Benazir Baghi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQGX8OzFS9U
Insaf : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m5AZFF1O_g
Jinnah: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W62F5JpGsxo

To watch GEO online, use the following links.

IN PAKISTAN ONLY:
http://www.geo.tv/geoip/

All over the world:
mms://stream.wmlivesvc.vitalstreamcdn.com/live_stream_geo_tv_GEOVIDEO
http://94.75.220.137/idesitv.com-geonews-333jdd223
http://www.paktvlive.com/geonewslow.html
http://94.75.220.137/idesitv.com-geotv-30ddn3ns

Audio Only:
mms://stream.wmlivesvc.vitalstreamcdn.com/live_stream_geo_tv_GEOAUDIO


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