Geo Wins 25 Million Lawsuit Against ARY Network filed by Mir Shakil Ur Rehman in a London Court. Mir had charged ARY News on airing news and programs to defame him and his businesses since October 2013.
The case was filed in UK because both groups operate and broadcast in UK under licenses granted by OFCOM. Mir claimed that his and his media company’s name was defamed in jurisdiction and therefore should be granted relief for UK at least.
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaGeoNews) December 2, 2016
After hearing both sides, the court decided the suit in favor of Mir Shakil Ur Rehman (GEO) and awarded him £185,000 in libel damages.
London High Court:ARY conduct was plainly oppressive,unreasonable and unacceptable https://t.co/aiyxWLAzbZ
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirGEO) December 2, 2016
The full statement and judgement regarding this lawsuit is available here.
Pakistani viewers themselves are witnessing the war of rating between news channels of Pakistan. This war is going bigger and bigger by each passing day. Every channel is trying to become “Number 1” and “Sab se pahle” Channel.