Monthly E-Bulletin For June 2014

June 2014
June 02: A vehicle of the Jang Group of Newspapers was torched by unidentified miscreants in the Aziz Bhatti Police limits in the wee hours of Monday in Karachi.
June 03: Wife of Justice Jawad S. Khawaja of the Supreme Court files complaint against ARY News channel through PEMRA.
June 05: Geo News sues government, PEMRA and ISI for treason charges
June 06: PEMRA suspends Geo News channel license for 15 days and fines Rs.10 million.
June 10: Court moved against ARY News channel’s anchor Mubashar Lucman for “anti-judges” programmes on his show.
June 11: Islamabad High Court bars ARY News channel’s anchor Mubashar Lucman from hosting any show till further order while taking up petition by ‘Lal Masjid Shuhada Foundation’ accusing the anchor of conducting “contemptuous programmes against the superior judiciary.”
June 13: The petition seeking action against ARY News anchor Mubasher Lucman over his alleged contemptuous campaign against judiciary may ensnare a number of television show hosts as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has hinted at setting up of a commission to investigate the “illegal and unfair gains” made by them.
June 20: PEMRA suspends Geo Entertainment channel for one month while ARY News for 15 days and fined each channel RS.10 million for violating code of conduct.
June 21: Geo News channel is back on air after banned for 15 days on account of allegation that ISI was behind the attack on its top anchor Hamid Mir on April 19 in Karachi.
June 21: Sindh High Court refuses to stay suspension of ARY News channel’s licence by PEMRA.
June 22: Alleged killer of reporter Ayub Khattak has been arrested on June 22 in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
June 26: Pakistani blogger Ali Raza Khawaja is killed on June 26 in Karachi city.

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