Geo News is a news based and current affairs Urdu channel of Pakistan, Popular among the national and international audience because of its timely and authentic news reporting. Premiered in October 2002, Geo News is most trusted and watched news channel for its 24/7 breaking news updates, quality talk shows, forum discussions and much more. Its Head office was initially operating in Dubai but later on, because of some issues with President Musharraf’s Government, headquarter was shifted to Karachi, Pakistan.
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Geo News is owned and operated by Jang Media Group which is the biggest media group of Pakistan in newspaper and publishing. The group has thousands of devoted and diligent workers, performing their duties all over Pakistan as well as in other parts of the region.
The Channel has gained the attention of loads by covering all major events and top news stories taking place every second. The belief in Geo News grew stronger from time to time as the channel progressed and expanded. Geo News has become a trendsetter in Pakistan’s Urdu News Channels and most popular on the worldwide forum. The line behind the Geo Television Network is “Geo Aur Jeenay Do”. Geo Television analysts Najam Sethi, Rana Jawad, Hassan Nisar, Talat Hussain, and Mazhar Abbas are always on the spot to provide expert analysis on all Mega events related to the current scenario.
The channel is considered to be the face of Pakistan as it portrays the image of Pakistan on Global forum. Geo News is well-liked by international viewers and people like to listen to the talk shows of Hamid Mir, Talat Hussain, Shahzeb Khanzada and Sohail Warraich. The service has a lead in broadcasting the news whether it is General Election 2018, current political disorder, PML(N) protests for release of their leader Nawaz Sharif, etc.
Geo News faced severe assertions and allegation from Judiciary and Government over the last few years. In 2007, Musharraf’s government completely banned broadcasting of Geo News. Dubai Government expelled the talk shows, Capital Talk and Meray Mutabiq on demand of Pakistan Government. On encouraging the “Lawyer’s Movement” and continuously going against the running government, the channel was again under attack in 2009. In 2014, Geo News License was canceled by PEMRA for 15 days after the incident of attack on senior anchor person and analyst Hamid Mir in Karachi as the channel blamed and criticized Inter-Service Intelligence and it’s Director Zaheer-ul-Islam for the attempted murder of Hamid Mir.
In spite of the controversies, the channel recovered its repute in the electronic media, and is the second largest channel in Pakistan in terms of viewership in 2013, according to Gallup Pakistan. Geo News has gained popularity and support of masses because of its highly professional anchors, talk shows and debates on all burning issues. It is a trendsetter and one of the most reliable news channel not only in Pakistan but also globally for authentic Geo News headlines, breaking news and true information of current affairs.
Geo TV network is one of Pakistan’s leading electronic media network. It has outclassed in all fields of electronic media with its proficiency in current affairs shows, News, Entertainment, Sports and music. Geo Entertainment, Geo Super, Geo Tez, Geo Kahani, AAG TV, are sister stations of Geo News TV. Geo Entertainment and Geo Kahani are entertainment and drama channels. Geo Tez and Geo News are news and current affairs channels. Geo Super is a sports-based channel providing live coverage of national and international matches. AAG is a music channel of Geo Network.
Geo Television presents a diverse range of shows related to dramas, humor, current affairs, talk shows, sports shows, and entertainment. These shows depict the true image of Pakistani to its viewers in terms of social, political, cultural, and economic scenarios and gained recognition and appreciation from masses. Some of the most watched shows of Geo News TV are:
Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath:
Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath is telecasted on Monday to Thursday at 10:05 pm in replacement of “Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Sath” which was the famous talk show of Geo News hosted by anchorperson Kamran Khan. Hosted by the energetic and straightforward host, Shahzeb Khanzada, this show is based on issues that merge the stories that make headlines, fast-paced news, and exclusive analysis.
Aik Din Geo Kay Saath:
Geo News provides a chance to spend a day with your favorite celebrities, politicians, musicians, sportsmen, athletes, and social and influential individuals on “Aik Din Geo Kay Sath” with your much-loved host Sohail Warraich. The show telecasts on Friday at 07:05 pm.
Aapas Ki Baat:
Aapas Ki Baat is based on the current affairs and news updates over national and international issues hosted by veteran correspondent Najam Sethi along with Munneb Farooq. The program broadcasts from Friday to Sunday at 8.00pm.
Hosted by an intelligent, promising and vigorous veteran journalist Hamid Mir, Capital Talk is one of the oldest and popular shows of Geo News. The Show includes a panel of well-known notables and personalities who contribute in discussion to find feasible and sensible solutions on various public issues. It is on aired from Monday to Thursday at 08:05 pm.
Khabarnaak is a political comedy based entertaining show with a team of characters who discuss the issues of society in a comic way. The show telecasts from Thursday – Sunday at 11:05 pm.
Naya Pakistan is a novel production of Geo News hosted by renowned and active, journalist Syed Tallat Hussain. The show on airs from Friday to Saturday at 08:05 pm.
Some of the other famous and most watched programs of Geo News are:
- Burka Avenger
- Geo Pakistan Morning Show
- Report Card
- Hum Sab Umeed Say Hain
- Geo Shaan Say
- Geo Ajooba
- Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Sath
- Geo Dost
- Geo F I R
- Awam Ki Adalaat
- Wasu Aur Mein
- Crisis Cell
- Jawab Deyh
- The Sportsman Show
- Banana News Network
Talk Show Hosts and Analysts:
- Hamid Mir
- Najam Sethi
- Sohail Warrich
- Shahzeb Khanzada
- Shehzad Iqbal
- Ayesha Jahanzeb
- Hassan Nisar
- Saleem Safi
- Muneeb Farooq
- Shajia Niazi
- Mazhar Abbas
- Rana Jawad
Viewers can get the latest updates and stay tuned to Geo News online using the official website, Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter.
Address(Geo Lahore): Daily Awaz Building 16, Davis Road.
Address (Geo Islamabad): Jang Building 40, Blue Area.