Ban on any channel not acceptable: Aitzaz

Senator asks Geo to apologise over its conduct

KARACHI – Pakistan People’s Party leader and former Supreme Court Bar Association president Senator Aitzaz Ahsan has said that he is against ban on any television channel, and asked PEMRA not to make any decision regarding ban on Geo TV in pressure.

He was talking to reporters after enquiring the health of journalist and TV anchor Hamid Mir on Sunday. Aitzaz said that PEMRA should not make any decision regarding ban on the channel in pressure. He said that Hamid Mir was a brave journalist. Hamid Mir may need to go US for further surgery of his legs, he said.

Aitzaz also criticised on Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif for moving an application for banning the TV channel. “I admit Geo did mistake but it does not mean to ban it,” he said, and asked administration of the channel to apologise upon its conduct.

He demanded fair and transparent investigation of attack on Hamid Mir.

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