Pakistan: Jang-Geo Group Defends Decision to Take Hamid Mir Off Air over Remarks against Military

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Veteran journalist Hamid Mir.

The Geo/Jang Group said that the veteran journalist had made a speech “that has resulted in backlash from different segments of society”.

ISLAMABAD — The Geo/Jang Group has issued a statement after journalists and rights bodies condemned the move to take veteran TV show host Hamid Mir off air.

A day earlier, Mir told BBC Urdu he had been informed by the Geo News management that he would “not go on air on Monday” to host his five-days-a-week show ‘Capital Talk’.

In a statement, the Geo/Jang Group said that the veteran journalist had made a speech “that has resulted in backlash from different segments of society”.

“The editorial committee and lawyers will check for violation of policy and law. Meanwhile, ‘Capital Talk’ will be hosted by a temporary host,” it said.

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