Jang & Geo’s Mole Gets CAUGHT Red-handed Attempting to Infiltrate BOL

  • Murkier side of Geo TV Network & Mir Shakeel ur Rehman gets exposed yet again after attempting to infiltrate competitor media network, BOL group.                                                                                                        
  • As per a credible source in a Federal Agency, Bol has caught the infiltrator in action along with the trail leading directly to Geo TV Management via “controlled& planted bait”.

The green-eyed monster of envy that Jang and Geo Network harbours for its competitors is no news for anyone in the Pakistani Media Industry. While Jang and Geo Group’s owners Mir Shakeel ur Rehman and Mir Ibrahim have left no stone unturned in trying to sabotage the top name in their hit-list, Bol Media Group – the media network that has been successful in getting the top names like Kamran Khan, Azhar Abbas and Iftikhar Ahmed, Maria Memon, Madiha Naqvi, Mansoor Ali Khan from many others from Geo alone.However, so far Jang and Geo group have not only been unsuccessful but also got exposed for their treacherous attempts.

Blinded bytheir desire to avenge their loss & to get all the crucial intel of their top competitor, this time around Mir Shakeel & Co. went for an even more underhanded tactic by planting a MOLE within BOL. The mole identified as Owais was directly in contact with a Jang and Geo Group official, Mr. Sarmad who told him to get important information about Bol channel’s programming strategies and to execute a security breach attempting intellectual property espionage.

Bol Mole

The plan and the player were all in place for the execution of mass data theft – only with one oversight: trying to attempt a massive security breach within a media house backed by an IT company!” guffawed an LEA officer, “Apparently people at Bol already had a contingency planned for this mishap, so the mole got caught in action like a fish takes a bait! Not only the whole mission went to the gutter but the perpetrators of the entire scheme must be bashing their heads knowing that all the “leaked information” was nothing but a decoy that also serves as a tracing bait from the source to the user –“

On enquiring about what happened to the mole, the officer said, “The guy is in BIG trouble. The guys at NR3C in FIA take such type of data theft very grimly! Just a day behind the bars and the guy spilled out all the info about his benefactors and contact at Jang and Geo. He told us to contact them to help bail him out but so far, they have not responded to any of his calls or messages, which is very predictable behavior from GEO. Pitiful if you ask me- the idiot lost his job, destroyed his career singlehandedly and God knows what awaits him as the case proceeds while the ones who got him into this mess have turned their backs on him.”

Now that the situation has been taken under control, apparently Bol TV officials are keen on keeping the attempted breach undercover to avoid unnecessary attention. Bol network is proceeding with pressing charges against the culprit and his abettors Jang & Geo Group, and hence the case might prove to be the another lighting strike to the lightening rod of our media industry, Jang & Geo Group all thanks to their devious ways.

Geo News is Back On Air – Will it be business as usual??

  • How soon will Geo roll out its vendetta in motion against Army and ISI once again?

  • Who will be the next target of Geo’s media atrocity – PEMRA? Supreme Court? Government of Pakistan and PML(N)?

Pakistani Media Scenario is no less than a warzone since last few months, with Media mafias being exposed like Mir Shakil ur Rahman (Geo and Jang Group) with their underlying agendas against Pakistan Army and ISI under the cover of a media house uncovered. Geo Group further faced a major backlash regarding an alleged attempt of blasphemy on a morning show, which resulted in further backlash from public and PEMRA alike resulting in a 15 days nationwide ban on Geo News and severe hatred for the GEO and Jang group among the masses.

This provided competitors like Express News, ARY News and Dunya the golden opportunity to capture the market. But somehow,these channels failed to do so, mainly the reason being the lack of resources and quality programming that could not get the attention of the audience in that way to watch their channel.

All the media pundits who have observed Mir Shakil ur Rahman’s longstanding use of media as a mafia have predicted that he will not rest until he get his vendetta in motion against Army and ISI once again after Operation Zarb-e-Azb settles. Who knows what may be next in Geo agenda after Army and PTI – PEMRA? Supreme Court? Government of Pakistan and PML(N)?

The current situation in Pakistani media all the more calls for a player that can stand against Geo TV’s incessant revengenda against those who have ousted them for what they really are – blackmailers under the cover of media moguls! There is a gap to be filled by a voice that will not only supersede Geo in terms of financial muscle but also the quality of programming and neutrality of its agenda. None of the present players in the market has risen up to the occasion.Most of them falling short due to their comparatively limited resources and low professionalism. Geo still thrives on the prowess of its widespread reach.However, the newcomer Bol TV network, with its claim to be “Pakistan’s imminent Number 1 media enterprise” and the market abuzz with big names in Pakistani media making the move to Bol, seems to be someone who will take on Geo TV’s tyranny by coming with a plan, HR driven policies, robust systems, state of the art infrastructure and a claim to have an independent editorial board. BOL claims to bring a technological and professional revolution in Pakistani media, which is expected to throttle the reach on its launch beyond the level attained by Geo even after decades in business. With the launch of BOL it cannot be business as usual for GEO. One thing we can be sure of is that the upcoming few months will be the one to decide the fate of Pakistani media in coming years!

GEO NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD For Sale

BRITISH GOVERNMENT ADMITS PROVIDING FUNDING TO MIR KHALIL UR RAHMAN FOUNDATION FOR MEDIA CAMPAIGN

  • The extracted document from House of Lords Debates provides evidence of foreign funded media campaign that was aired on GEO TELEVISION
  • MKR Foundation and GEO, both, previously denied running any “Foreign Funded Media Campaign”

Media Ethics and Transparency– these two virtues seem to be rather nonexistent when talking about GEO Network’s programming. Whether it is showing the faces of rape victims on national TV insensitively without protecting their identity and considering their right to privacy or blatantly disregarding PEMRA regulations by showing objectionable content that spills anti-nationalist venom amongst the viewers – GEO Network has left no stone unturned to make money by hook or crook.  When GEO Television Network faced another expose’ of their black deeds by the Media Commission Report and the leak of MKR Foundation’s plea for foreign funding earlier this year, the network strongly denied receiving any sort of foreign funding for the programming prepared and aired by them. Yet in another document extracted from Lords Hansard from British Parliament, The British Government’s Department for International Development has openly admitted to have provided over £950,000 to Mir Khalil Ur Rahman Foundation (the governing NGO of Jang / Geo Group).

In a question asked by Lord Ahmed in the British Parliament’s House of Lords, regarding the amount of money spent by Department for International Development education awareness programme on advertising in Pakistan, DfID admitted to have spent just over £950,000 to date on a media campaign to raise awareness of Pakistan’s education emergency, through print radio and television. In response to another question by Lord Ahmed regarding how much funding they have given to Geo/Jang Group in the present and previous financial years, DfiD responded that it has not provided any direct funding to the GEO/Jang group directly although admitted to have provided the funding to The Mir Khalil ur Rahman Foundation, which runs DfID funded education programme in Pakistan. DfiD further mentioned that MKR Foundation has however purchased television time from GEO at a discounted rate, as part of a transparent process of subcontracting media organizations to deliver this aspect of the programme.

The surfacing of this document has put a question mark on the credibility of Mir Khalil ur Rahman foundation, which has blatantly denied any type of foreign funding received for any sort of media campaign previously. The document also casts a shadow of doubt over the unbiasedness of the Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan, who reprimanded PEMRA to “behave in a responsible manner” after PEMRA raised allegations of GEO TV’s programming to be funded by foreign sources earlier this year.

Now that all the best kept secrets about hidden sources of revenue of Jang/Geo Group have come out in open (not once but twice!), every eye is on the judiciary with one burning question in all of them.. Will the justice be served to the Guilty or once again, the favoritism and lobbying will win the game for the Sellers of National Integrity?

UK Leaks Exposed GEO GEO News Exposed