KARACHI: One of the famous news channels in Pakistan, Geo News, faced another controversy after being allowed for local transmission since few days as being linked with an incident where a cable office torched by unknown assailants in Karachi.
Unidentified assailants torched World Call office situated in Clifton, a post area of Karachi, while the incident is being linked as resistance’ against restoration of Geo News’ transmission in Pakistan.
According to local media reports, four armed persons entered into the World Call office in Clifton of the metropolis today and torched all valuable assets.
Chairman Cable Operator Association Khalid Arain condemned the attack carried out against Karachi-based cable operators; claiming it as ‘severe reaction’ after resuming ‘Geo News’.
Khalid Arain said that Geo News aired blasphemous programme and started controversies against armed forces of Pakistan.
Arain said that they were ensured with full security measures for all cable operators by Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Pervaiz Rasheed, despite their fear for expected reaction after airing Geo News.
The chairman questioned, “Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) should tell us how we can continue Geo News transmission in current situtation.”
Moreover, another leader of cable operators’ association, Tahir Chaudhry claimed that the incident was one of the consequences they faced after permitting Geo News.