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Geo/ Jang / The News journalists arrive at Bani Gala for tea with IK. Hamid Mir also present.
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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan held a detailed meeting with journalists from Geo-Jang Group Tuesday at his Bani Gala residence.
A JournalismPakistan.com source says the journalists requested Khan to end boycott of Geo-Jang Group and send the party representatives to appear in Geo TV talk shows but he declined. Khan, however, said that his party held nothing against working journalists from the group but he and his party opposed the polices of Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, the owner of Geo-Jang Group.
He also appreciated role of media and efforts of working journalists in strengthening democracy, rule of law and highlighting human rights violations.
“Had there been no independent media in Pakistan, the PTI wouldn’t have emerged as the third political party despite its best efforts,” Khan was quoted as saying.
Then journalists present in the meeting included Rana Jawad, Hamid Mir, Tahir Khalil, Bilal Dar, Mumtaz Alvi, Maaz Ahsan and PFUJ President Afzal Butt.