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ARY One World – Aaj TV

For last two days, ARY One World is not coming on cables in Islamabad (all Islamabad thrive on one single cable head with different loops of it spread around). Aaj TV usually get switched off at regular intervals. Though, today was a complete shutdown.

As a news report told:

The transmission of ARY and AAJ television channels went off air on Friday in Islamabad and Rawalpindi and their suburban areas. Administration of the two channels said they had not received any notification from the government regarding a ban on the broadcast. They said cable operators closed their broadcast on the PEMRA directives. An AAJ TV’s senior official said the PEMRA chairman told them that the channel would have to seek special permission for live broadcast. ARY and AAJ televisions’ administration said that their channels’ broadcast had also been suspended in various Punjab cities.

Have a look at this press conference by cable operators in the city too.

Hats off to Media Freedom …!

8 Comments so far

  1. BitterTruth (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 5:04 am

    dictator now in his true colors !!

  2. Paidagir (unregistered) on June 3rd, 2007 @ 2:34 pm

    Hey A .. thats not true … Ary One World and Aaj tv is there every time I check on my cable .. in g-10… not a single time I’ve missed them …

  3. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 12:18 am

    @Paidagir: Aaj TV’s still not coming and by the time this post went online, ARY One World came back. Are you getting GEO NEWS, coz me and a few I’ve asked are not since 10 PM today (time for dr shahid masood’s program and Talat hussain’s on aaj tv) …!

  4. Ejaz Asi (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 12:41 am

    You should go and complain to the Pindi Ka Sher, Sheikh Rashid, who’s been an information minister. Even though he’s minister of Railway now, but the SOB loves getting attention and would have something to comment on this depravity of freedom and thought. Ironically, even if the infamous BB comes to power (of the sorts) this time, this grand leader of Pindi will again be there one way or another.
    Looks like the residents of Pindi (and islamabad?) need some brainwashing or may be A HEART (and clear conscience)?

    GEO had Jawab Deyh today at 8 and I couldn’t watch because it wasn’t on air until AAJ informed that many areas in Sindh can’t view GEO. Thankfully, I got some glimpse of a live call with Kabeer Ali (Vice President PML Q) at Merey Mutabiq at GEO and it was great listening to the guy who’s showing another side of the worsening political and judicial crisis… I hope to God this nation wakes up to the economic and social crisis as well and get over with this once and for all while we are at it.

  5. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 3:10 am

    He must be busy playing the semi-final of some controversial match right now, so let’s not bother him …!

    As for Meray Mutabiq … It’s OUT from our TV’s :S

  6. Paidagir (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 11:47 am

    well, its look like your cable walas are afraid of the govt. but I am receiving all the channels .. and none of them was off the air any time … I dont know why .. but I am still receiving all the channels … geo news, ajj tv, ary one world and dawn news too … nothing on my end is blocked. move somewhere near to g-10 .. and you will also enjoy these channels.

  7. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on June 4th, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

    Paidagir then you are an exceptional case, coz there’s another blogger from Islamabad and he’s receiving dysfunction in channels too.

    And whether it is G-10 or any other mainstream sector, the basic cable providers are same.

  8. Paidagir (unregistered) on June 11th, 2007 @ 5:09 pm

    I am not the only exceptional case madam .. coz I have checked my friends too . living in different sectors of isloo .. g-6, f-10, g-11, g-8, f-8, i-10 … and what not … every one them told me that they didnt have any problem receiving any channel .. and for your information .. the main stream cable provider are not same in Islamabad .. I know that because i worked for one of them .. at least not my cable wala … because they were planning for that main stream cable system .. and did some work too .. when CDA official came and cut off the cables .. because they were not burried …

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