Geo still off the airwaves, other’s slowly returning

This morning, while channel surfing, i found quite a few local TV channels were again on air. Notable news channels among them were

1. Dawn News
2. Aaj TV
3. TV One
4. Dhoom TV
5. Indus News

While local entertainment channels were also pretty much there. Geo, however, is still off the air.

70 Comments so far

  1. Geo_Lives_On (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 8:09 am

    There are more than enough willing and able Patriotic Pakistanis around the world including me, ready to do whatever it takes rather than just be happy or frustrated.

    Government of Dubai has dug its own grave, they will pay too :)

  2. TURAB (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 8:12 am


  3. Pkhan (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 8:20 am

    geo dil laga kae geo
    geo mast hokar pio
    geo shahid ki laffazi sae geo
    geo Mir ki bharkiun kae sath geo
    geo kamran kae karbalaee face kae sath geo
    geo jhoot dikha kae geo
    geo break……ing ….news kae sath geo
    geo Dubai sae nikal kar geo

  4. Geo_Lives_On (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 8:50 am

    Sirf PTV dekh kar GEO ?

    La ilm reh kar GEO ?

  5. Adnan Saboor (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 9:10 am


  6. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 9:11 am

    Geo and ARY transmission shutdown

  7. Adnan Saboor (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 9:15 am

    GEO Logon ko Pagal kar ke Khud ki Dukan Chamka ke MAT JEO..!

  8. Sajid (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 10:53 am

    Mush is going crazy, it is said that when a person start taking wrong steps, it eventually becomes a habbit and to that person it becomes a norm which in the end results in his/her catastrophe, i fear something similar with regards to Mush, eventually today or tomorrow he’ll fall badly, and this time no one is going to pick him up and he is surely going to register his name in the black books!

    The power has blind-folded his eyes, but this will not take much longer to unfold.

  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 12:31 pm

    Are you saying that Geo News is back on air and has signed musharraf’s “code of misconduct”?

    There is a difference between GEO network and other banned channels like AAJ and ARY. I don’t know about ARY but AAJ was *realsed* after reaching to agreement that Talat’s “LIVE WITH TALAT” and Mushtaq Minhas’ “BOLTA PAKISTAN” would not go on air. Talat reacted and I read somewhere that he is ready to resign. Personally I consider more credible than Mir and Masood. The way he exposed fascism of MQM on 12th May is commendable.

    Unlike AAJ and ARY, Geo has a separate news channel. Geo’s anchors Sana and Shahid created a hype that “Entire” Geo network which includes AAG, Super etc also being shutdown. A lady called and cried on phone. ajeeb drama sa thaa. Amir Liaquat as usual didn’t have guts to condemn Altaf bai’s allies and did typical drama bazi.

    The truth which was revealed in later to Shahid was, only NEWS channel is closed. It means GEO management also surrendered to Govt and they have no right to criticize AAJ etc. It means they got agreed NOT to telecast any program of Hamid,Kamran and Masood becaue GEO news was all about these guys only. Even I feel that Ansar Abbasi has been banned. The guy used to do balanced reporting and it was always wonder to read his investigative reports

  10. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 12:40 pm

    those who are favoring Banning of GEO and others channels are actually those kind of “Musharraf Remnants” who themselves have been busy in watching GEO and other channels online on Internet. eheh Hypocrites!

  11. omar r. quraishi (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

    adnan — stop spreading disinformation– GEO hasnt ‘agreed’ to suspend its transmission — it has been ORDERED to do so by the UAE govt — there is a slight difference —

  12. omar r. quraishi (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

    also ansar abbassi has not been banned — he has a story in the paper today — page 2 —

  13. Ashar Ahmed (unregistered) on November 17th, 2007 @ 11:57 pm

    Those who LOVE Geo, they shouldn’t forget “hum lougoun ne hee mithaee baantin theen jub Musharraf ne 1999 mein martial law lagaya tha”. Those who are happy on shutting down Geo , “inn ko lug pata jaey ga ata cheeni ka bhao”

    A msg from Our Boss:

    Dear TeamGEO,
    In another attempt to curb the philosophy of GEO Aur Jenay Do, a “media free zone” bowed down against the pressure of the Pakistani Government and suspended GEO News throughout the world. Already we were the only network whose entertainment based channels were banned in Pakistan through cable. This is a dark time for all of us at TeamGEO and also for Pakistan. We have nurtured these channels with your dedication and commitment to make a difference. Inshallah we will make every effort to keep them alive and strong.
    This is the time for unity and great responsibility. We need to talk to each other and keep our morale high and spread our message to has many people as possible. YOU…. ARE….. GEO! You must dessiminate the message and our story.
    This Group is known for being able to take pressures and does not give in to threats and intimidation.
    We will jointly arrive at decisions as to our future course of action and Insahllah emerge from this crisis stronger and more united. Even now there will be a no underhand deals with the government without taking all stakholders in confidence.
    Even during these tough and emotional times we must remember our core values and purpose. We are not for or against anyone….still. The single most important thing we have been fighting for and will continue to do so is….tolerance. Tolerance for ideas, questions, opinions, people, institutions, mistakes, intentions…
    Remember our viwers will be with us and even the aggressors will realize our intentions and message….and they will be ashamed and…..we WILL be back.

    Sir Utha Kay GEO!,
    Mir Ibrahim Rahman (MIR) CEO, GEO TV

  14. wasiq (unregistered) on November 18th, 2007 @ 7:13 am

    it is indeed sad news for most of us that one of the most

    popular channel of karachi has been shut down…apart from the

    Govt(s) policies i blame the marketing department of geo as

    well the channel has been in trouble from the very beginning i

    don’t know how many of you remember that geo is one of the very

    few new channels that was not able to show its Test

    transmission and the regular to most parts of the city for a

    very long time due to their differences with the local cable

    networks….and stealing the best hosts(nadia khan,doctor

    shahid massod and others) was very unethical when the baby of

    private channels was only crawling…BAD..BAD..GEO

    anyways if there is anything i can do to save GEO(not


    Bach bacha kay GEO…la la lala la…

    ps:thanks for thee interactive reply….lol

  15. Hassan Abbas (unregistered) on November 18th, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

    Hi to all of u.

    plz visit this site. the site owner banned my commets as I commented against Musharaf and like Musharaf, the Musharaf supporters also dont want to listen truth

  16. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on November 18th, 2007 @ 4:56 pm

    @ Hassan
    I am a Musharaf supporter and I dont have any problem listening to you.I appologize that you feel this way. We are all in this together mentally if not physically.
    You should never feel alone.

  17. fahmed (unregistered) on November 18th, 2007 @ 6:56 pm

    GEO News back on air in UAE!!!!!!

    But i guess they won’t be doing their talkshows now:))

  18. Zams (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 5:46 am

    Beware Guys: Jang Group/GEO etc is a famous dramey-baaz entity :)

  19. wasiq (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 10:30 am

    ofcourse i will miss that “aik din geo kay sath” guy and also the news anchor Tariq Mateen….none of the girls….and mahboob bhai is already everywhere so…

    Sionara baby!catch you on the website…..

  20. Balma (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 8:02 pm

    Jang group survived and flourished by constant chamchaageeri of the government of the day in Pakistan. One day they were praising President Yahya Khan, next day they thought ZA Bhutto was the greatest. Then suddenly, Zulmat-ul-Haq was their mard-e-momin. Before they act so nice and fair, they need to appologise over their past behavior during last many decades.

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