Anti-Geo protests continue for 3rd day

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The protesters demanded the government to take immediate action against Geo.

Demonstrations against Geo TV over allegedly blasphemous broadcast continued in various cities including Lahore for the third consecutive day.

The protesters demanded the government to take immediate action against Geo.

People belonging to various sections of society including lawyers and members of civil society participated in the rallies in Lahore.

The demonstrators were carrying banners and placards that had anti-Geo slogans.

In Rahimyar Khan, workers of Jamaat ud Dawah took to the streets and staged a sit-in outside press club. The anjuman tajiran also took out a rally in Arifwala.

Ahl-e-sunnat wal jamaat protested against the Geo administration in Chaghi. ASWJ workers also held a demonstration in Mianwali.

Sunni Tehreek also staged a protest against the Geo’s morning show ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’.

Earlier, several protestors demonstrated outside Peshawar press club carrying banners that had slogans against the media house. The protestors chanted slogans against the network and demanded to shut it down.
People took to streets over the offending broadcast in Kohat as well.
Members of Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) held a demonstration outside Bahawalpur press club. It was attended by a huge number of women protestors as well. Participants were carrying banners demanding shut down of Geo TV’s broadcasts.
A joint protest rally organized by Jamaat ud Dawah, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehrik took place in Pir Mahal.
The rally started at Thana Morr area and ended up at Thana Saddar after marching around various locations of the city.
Jamaat Ahle Sunnat, Anjuman Husainia, Pakistan Awami Tehrik and cable operations jointly held a protest rally against Geo. Protestors were carrying banners and placards and strongly shouted slogans against the network.
People took to streets in Tandlianwala as well with protestors carrying placards and banners. The strike was held on the call of Trade Union.
Protestors demanded ban of Geo network in protests in Arifwala as well.
A protest rally took place in Haroonabad as well that started at Ghalla Mandi and ended at Fawwara Chowk following various areas in the city.
A hunger strike camp was held in Sheikhupura by Al-Qalam Journalist Association over stoppage of Cable Operator Association’s press conference allegedly by Geo reporters.

2014-05-18

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