GEO TV website hacked – Pakistan’s political battle enters cyberspace

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/05/maymb/GEOhacked-thumb.JPG(Credits : Jawwad Hussain , Canada)

Update 2 : Website is functional now.
Update 1 : GEO webmasters are working hard to remove hack-text & put their “Under maintenance”. Many pages are continuously changing on refresh till last report 10:50 local time

Breaking News: Pakistan’s political battle entered cyberspace this morning. GEO TV website has been taken over by some Anti-Musharraf hackers.

How do you see the Cyber battle in Pakistan ?

It was reported to me an hour ago so I don’t know the exact hack time but when i checked it, GEO had put up a Website Under Maintenance text.

Any one related to GEO tell us when the website will be back ?

122 Comments so far

  1. Concerned (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 5:02 am

    @adnan

    Just to ans the part I dont agree with MQM had started showing resistence in the past few years when they got some stability and they will continue to show resistence, I am sure of it.


  2. SELF (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 5:08 am

    “Revenues means taxes (and other duties).”

    Exactly how do people have this money to pay taxes? Care to elaborate what commodity or service Karachi has that earns it 70% of country’s revenue?


  3. SELF (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 5:11 am

    PS: Growing cotton does earn country valuable foreign exchange to pay for public services.


  4. SELF (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 5:13 am

    Concerned, I hope you have a better explanation to support your 70% revenue BS than Farooq Satar’s cock and bull story as to how MQM is totally innocent in 5/12’s fiasco.


  5. SELF (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 6:29 am

    Government is now after media web sites; http://www.jang.com.pk/jang/may2007-daily/15-05-2007/topst/main21.gif

    (third news from top)


  6. MB (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 11:07 am

    @Omar R. Quraishi

    Dear Omar bhai. I wish you could have bothered to read the previous comments before commenting. For newbies i can understand but a person as senior as you not reading previous comments and saying this is not fair.

    I didn’t say GEO did it, itself. I said if the person above me accusses that its not done by GEO then logiclaly does it mean its been done by GEO. That was a question and a i guess you didn’t get it right.

    When did i say GEO did it. Its bad people commenting without reading previous comments.


  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 11:59 am


    ust one question, who has been more loyal to khi in the past 20 yrs? dont talk to me abt law and order, talk to me abt basic economics.

    Noone and this include MQM as well. You would have to face tough time to say anything in favor of MQM to prosper this city. MQM made Naimutallah’s life difficult when he was Nazim and tried its best to create hurdle in his projects while on other hand this thing didn’t happen in Punjab because they kept personal differences and development seprate.

    BTW, that 70% factor is not valid anymore. It was valid before 90s operation. Lots of industries got shifted after 90s clash. Just read today’s Jang and don’t curse Punjab for this just because these guys are willing to go Lahore now. Don’t blame them for this.

    tinyurl.com/2mahho

    Check your facts before you say anything.


  8. redsnapper (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 1:09 pm

    Calm down people … The Karachi and the ethnic divide you all speak of is new. Some of you were probably not even born in the 70’s when no such thing existed. Heck, even the early 80’s were ok.

    I was there and I still, perhaps mistakenly, live in the dream of Karachi of that time. And damn proud of it.

    Whatever each of you says here is unfortunately right. Influx of people from upcountry, labeling of ethnic communities, everything is fine. But it is all a product of mistrust, misinformation and manipulation that has seeped into our psyche in the past 20 or so years.

    Many of you hate Zia but still do the things he wanted you do. It was a simple case of a military dictator against the people of Pakistan. The people of Karachi were manipulated by the ISI then, we are again being used as a pawn now. I don’t blame MQM, JI, PPP or anyone else. Each of these parties has unfortunately not grown in maturity to stand up against the dictates of ISI.

    As for the people, the worst of civilian rulers are better than the best of military dictators. Why ? Simply because you can reach them, stop them or not elect them next time.

    My anguish this time is that anarchy prevailed on May 12. The Army, to protect itself, has unleashed terror on the people. And we stand here blaming MQM or other parties. They are helpless. Simply pawns in the game and we, the people, are fodder.

    The military calls us the “bloody civilians”. Very smartly, they have convinced “bloodier civilians” to stand as a shield between it and the people. In speeches Musharraf stands behind a bullet proof screen to address his supporters. Elsewhere, the “bloodier civilians” are his shield.

    Things can only change if all these bloodier civilians: MQM, JI, PPP (who each has enjoyed a ride in the lap of military) realize they are the pawns and for once have SOME RECONCILIATION and do the right thing.


  9. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

    According to CBR (http://www.cbr.gov.pk) statistics – as of September 2006 The 2 ports located in SINDH Bin Qasim and Karachi are generating 87% of revenue on the import of raw material and capital good.

    Karachi alone generate – 37% of GST of total GST revenue of Pakistan.

    Now here I would stand firm and solid that Karachi is backbone of economy of Pakistan.

    Punjab, NWFP & Balochistan does not have legitimate businesses – simple any industrial unit be it cottage or commercial – not paying GST and or Income tax is NOT Legitimate – 90% of Punjab & NWFP industry is run on Kunda, Income tax and sales tax inspectors are having monthly and Total Govt revenue is based on what is dedcuted at source and in utility BILLS.

    Giant Conglomerates does not have choice so they pay.

    This is a fact sheet published by International Monetary fund Quarterly report of April 2006, on their recommendation the tax net has to be boradened in the Punjab towns with cottage industry in the areas spread across the northern punjab and sourthern NWFP.

    Simple, it is about Pakistan and we need to be Pakistani 1st

    This morning at 5 AM an associate who is stationed in Madras – India (silicon valley of india) on deputation from USA called asking whats going on in Karachi is it gunbattle on streets what are you doing there pack up take away family go away why putting everyone at risk. – and I was in quiet AWE – said nothing told him to pray for harmony and peace in my city.


  10. SELF (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 3:10 pm

    “Karachi are generating 87% of revenue on the import of raw material and capital good.
    Karachi alone generate – 37% of GST of total GST revenue of Pakistan.”

    How much of ‘70% revenue of the countryy’ does the above make? 5%?

    Give facts, figures and proof of rest of the 70% revenue supposedly generated by Karachi. Don’t try to play a quick one….like Farooq Sattar.


  11. SELF (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

    “Now here I would stand firm and solid that Karachi is backbone of economy of Pakistan.”

    Does it generate 70% of country’s revenue? That is the question.


  12. Concerned (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

    @Self

    Dude first off I said it generated (past tense) 70%, tht was in the 80s. And Jamash’s points are correct,

    “Punjab, NWFP & Balochistan does not have legitimate businesses – simple any industrial unit be it cottage or commercial – not paying GST and or Income tax is NOT Legitimate – 90% of Punjab & NWFP industry is run on Kunda, Income tax and sales tax inspectors are having monthly and Total Govt revenue is based on what is dedcuted at source and in utility BILLS.”

    That is the revenue for the govt not exports and please tell me how foregin exchange pays for public services, taxes pay for public services, if the industry for example the cotton industry is not taxed properly the only contribution it makes is to the black money of the growers. Dude I can bet you are not a business student.

    @Mr Shamsi

    As usual I agree with you, Pakistan first. that is important, but KHi should not be neglected either, like it has been in the past.

    @Adnan

    Dude I do have my facts straight, I know wht happened, the question was has the economy improved during the last MQM rule, they had political issues and werent able to do more tht is another issue. but they have still done more all the terms of BB combined.

    A seperate question for everyone. Who do we vote for in the next elections? Who do we want?


  13. MB (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 10:37 pm

    @CONCERN

    IMRAN KHAN just because he isn’t tested.


  14. Concerned (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 11:00 pm

    @MB

    are you serious? he barely has one seat, Its going to take another 20 years just to get him majority in provincial elections (best chance is sindh), you can forget abt getting him to the centre.

    Chacha our country is run by feudals. Majority of our population is in villages and they vote for their chaudary or wadera and no chaudary or wadera is going to side with him. you know all this but u still say imran khan. why MB why?


  15. faisal haq (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

    ONLY AFSOS


  16. haris (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

    Plez can u give a link of geo when website hacked


  17. MB (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

    “I support MQM becuase they have shown more loyalty to Khi then most previous leaders”

    hahahaa…….. cannot get a better joke than this.


  18. MB (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 8:25 pm

    @CONCERN
    you didn’t read my whole sentence properly. It was a hypothetical answer.


  19. John (unregistered) on May 20th, 2007 @ 5:22 am

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  20. SELF (unregistered) on May 20th, 2007 @ 5:48 am

    Concerned, you are giving BS just like Jamash did before. Give me some facts and figures with references how much of Country’s economy depends on revenue from Karachi. As for your claim as not legitimate is just your claim just like the baseless claims MQM makes to gain certain votes. Do you have any proof?

    You, like Jamash, obviously have not been any place outside Karachi or you would have known how much industry there is in the rest of the country. Just an example of financial strength in Sialkot the new airport was built by industrialists from the city themselves. You just have no idea about anything and like Jamash sit at home and make up whatever fairy tales you want.


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  22. MB (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 1:17 pm

    @Sanaullah
    I shall send you a personal email in a day or two. Please read it & follow.

    Thanks



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