As predicated by Naheed Khan (reported in Hamid Mir’s op-ed today), the Tsunami came, however, its direction was towards the dirtiest ever CEO of a Pakistani media group, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who has broken his own past records of yellow journalism and blackmailing in the last few years.
The Tsunami came from the cable operators who in a press conference today in Karachi, telecast live by all TV channels except Geo TV, condemned the Jang Group and Geo TV, for undermining and exploiting the slogan ‘freedom of expression’ for their own corporate interests, tax theft, political mudslinging etc.
They accused Geo TV of inciting people to not to pay monthly charges to cable operators if they failed to show Geo TV as a priority channel.
The cable operators repeated almost all the allegations against the Jang Group / Geo TV, from black-marketing of newsprint to tax evading, to harming national security in its greedy pursuit of breaking news etc.
Let us hope that our hyperactive CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry will inquire into this matter and require Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman to appear in a court of law to prove his innocence.
Source: Express, 1 Nov 2010