Monday, April 11, 2011
Closure Of Geo Super (sports Channel)
Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned the telecasts of Geo Super , a sports channel of the GEO network. This was telecasting sports news and have telecast all the matches of Cricket World cup live from the grounds. People have been appreciating its efforts. Government has been banning and closing the telecasts of GEO channel off and on and depriving the audience from a good source of education , recreation and information. If some of the higher ups have objects on its telecasts or its telecasts are insulting for them, they must challenge in the court. Geo has been presenting programs on corruption scandals but do people believe? Do these programs have some impacts? May or may not be. But the way PEMRA stops Geo from telecasts is not appreciable. PEMRA will have to lifr ban after the journalist start protesting and taking out processions. GEO has also started a campaign of getting signatures against its closure and in favor of Geo from public and politicians . They call it "Public License". Definitely PEMRA will be forced to open its transmission, Why not to lift ban with out any conflict. Geo super channel is presenting constructive programs and similarly Aag channel, for the young generation of the same network. PEMRA must consider the case positively.