Senior Journalist Hamid Mir is reported to be put off air from Geo News, it emerges on Monday.
As being reported the recent remarks by the senior journalist after the attack on fellow journalist Asad Toor become the reason for this decision.
Hamid Mir’s hard-hitting comment at a recent rally in support of journalist Asad Toor had raised many eyebrows, sources claim.
A number of Pakistani journalists have raised their voices in support of Hamid Mir, to which he has also responded.
“Nothing new for me. I was banned twice in the past. Lost jobs twice. Survived assassination attempts but cannot stop raising voice for the rights given in the constitution. This time I m ready for any consequences and ready to go to any extent because they are threatening my family,” Hamid Mir said in a tweet.
Nothing new for me.I was banned twice in the past.Lost jobs twice.Survived assassination attempts but cannot stop raising voice for the rights given in the constitution.This time I m ready for any consequences and ready to go at any extent because they are threatening my family. https://t.co/82y1WdrP5S
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) May 31, 2021
Here is how social media in Pakistan reacting to the news:
The ban on @HamidMirPAK is a slap on those who profess to have a free media in Pakistan.Mir is undoubtedly the most popular tv anchor of Pak & he is being punished for speaking out against attacks on journalists.Sad that @geonews_urdu succumbed. #JournalismIsNotACrime #hamidmir
— Munizae Jahangir (@MunizaeJahangir) May 31, 2021
It’s shameful to threaten anyone’s family. If anyone has a complaint against Hamid Mir, that person should follow the legal path instead of resorting to unconstitutional and fascist acts. https://t.co/7OYGM1Unni
— Absar Alam (@AbsarAlamHaider) May 31, 2021
Expelling @HamidMirPAK from Capital Talk is like shooting yourself in your own foot. Isn't it?
It is going to give his allegations more credibility, plus now he can produce stuff on YouTube without editorial oversights of Geo News.#GeoExpelledHamidMir
— Adnan Khan Kakar (@adnanwk) May 31, 2021
FYI: Army is not state they r servants of the state & it’s people. An individual of army is even much lesser in importance. They r not above the law or criticism.
Art. 6 of the constitution applies on those who by force abrogate constitution. Generals have done this few times.
— Select a Clown Expect a Circus (@SalmanAminPK) May 31, 2021
Geo News has shut down Hamid's talk show Capital Talk. Hamid Mir was influencing the channel's reputation with his controversial style of journalism.
— اکـــــWྂaྂsྂeྂeྂmྂـــــرم🍁 (@Wsi_A) May 31, 2021
I will stand with @HamidMirPAK because Hamid Mir fight for rights given constitution and also speak honestly and Truly. Our Army also doing wrong need guts to say in public .@geonews_english .@SAMAATV .@ARYNEWSOFFICIAL #GeoExpelledHamidMir #خدمت_آپکی_دہلیز_پر #cancelboardexam2021 https://t.co/4iHV2B38lk pic.twitter.com/PXWrEpstxf
— Makran Baloch (@MakranB) May 31, 2021