• Sunday, August 20, 2017

PTI boycotts Geo/Jang Group over 'biased coverage'

Discussion in 'Pakistani Siasat' started by Tesky, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Tesky

    Tesky ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    8,503
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Ratings:
    +7 / 6,888 / -14
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    ISLAMABAD:

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to once again boycott Geo and Jang media groups owing to their “biased and one-sided” coverage in the ongoing Panama Papers case.


    In a statement on Saturday, the party said it will withdraw its representation from all forums run by the group.

    The PTI had boycotted the media group in 2014 as well over its alleged role in electoral rigging during the 2013 general elections.

    Earlier during a press briefing following Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s appearance before the joint investigation team, which is investigating the Sharifs’ offshore wealth, Imran termed Mir Shakeelur Rehman, owner of Jang group, “the Godfather of media who is placing the corruption of Sharifs under wraps”.

    The PTI chief said it is not the responsibility of a media house to protect corruption and money laundering of a family for its personal financial interests. “It is unbecoming of any media organisation to provide support to the rulers being probed,” he said.

    “Now even ordinary citizens are aware of the fact that Jang/Geo group is lying to the nation and distorting facts. Portraying Nawaz Sharif like a ‘beau ideal’ political figure is a crying shame,” Imran said.

    “Godfather of media, MSR, has taken it upon himself, after generous gifts of govt ads, to protect the corruption of Godfather Sharif,” he later said in a tweet.

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1438201/pti-boycotts-geojang-group-biased-coverage/
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  2. Tesky

    Tesky ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    8,503
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Ratings:
    +7 / 6,888 / -14
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Looks like PTI don't believe in freedom of press. Now days I see lots of tvads from KPK government. First PTI blame N league and then copy them :lol:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Zibago

    Zibago ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    23,558
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Ratings:
    +8 / 36,569 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Care to explain why baboons boycotted ARY :D ?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 8
  4. Kash_Ninja

    Kash_Ninja FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,151
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1,332 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Boycotting a channel isn't censorship or hurting freedom of speech.

    Ironic how you claim to support these principles but then back the party that is, arresting social media users, sending activists to attack journalists, and has ministers harass and snatch phones of journalists.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 6
  5. Zibago

    Zibago ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    23,558
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Ratings:
    +8 / 36,569 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    And hired a troll army to defend them online :D
    They are not very competent if you ask me they regurgitate false bs all day
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 6
  6. Tesky

    Tesky ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    8,503
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Ratings:
    +7 / 6,888 / -14
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    PDF is PTI playground and I don't see anyone here being arrested.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. Zibago

    Zibago ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    23,558
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Ratings:
    +8 / 36,569 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    They only arrested the idiots who shared personnel information online and used their real fb id,s to criticize the govt pdf doesnot even register on their radar :D
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  8. kabooter_maila

    kabooter_maila FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    486
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2016
    Ratings:
    +0 / 651 / -3
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    PTI blackmailers at work!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  9. Jzaib

    Jzaib SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    6,570
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Ratings:
    +1 / 5,151 / -2
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    they didn't banned it or attack it. they have the right to bycott it . how is against freedom of media?
    everyone knows geo is favouring PMLN. u could ask any neutral person . Only few have the balls to say it .
     
  10. The Accountant

    The Accountant SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    2,058
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2016
    Ratings:
    +5 / 1,940 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Sir Patari's are very active today ... its better to just ignore them
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  11. SBD-3

    SBD-3 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    15,033
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Ratings:
    +5 / 7,819 / -15
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Probably a boycott for third or fourth time. Never mind these attention seeking crybabies.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  12. Tesky

    Tesky ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    8,503
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Ratings:
    +7 / 6,888 / -14
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    People saying Geo is biased, have you seen ARY? :wacko: They have lost all credibility. Geo in fact keep balance which is why PTI doesn't like them.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
  13. Qasum

    Qasum FULL MEMBER

    New Recruit

    Messages:
    1
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2017
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    i'm just a ordinary citizen nothing to do with politics but there are programs like Jerga where Saleem Safi has nothing except to criticize Imran Khan in his every episode ...........on live courage, the press conferences of P T I are cut short.today when Imran was just announcing the statement of boycotting Geo, replaced ,just like before and many more times. everyone knows geo is favouring PMLN and trying to prove that Imran and Nwaz are on the same boot like ھم تو ڈوبیں ہیں صنم and Imran too is not a Sadiq o Ameen ,.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  14. SBD-3

    SBD-3 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    15,033
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Ratings:
    +5 / 7,819 / -15
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    ARY, SAMAA, 92HD and Bol are perfectly just channels :lol:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  15. Tesky

    Tesky ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    8,503
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Ratings:
    +7 / 6,888 / -14
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Saleem Safi is against NS as well but it doesn't matter right? How can anyone be against IK and be human at the same time.