Hamir Mir rejoins Geo despite previous spat

Entertainment Desk

Veteran journalist Hamid Mir had ended his brief stint at GNN and returned to Geo News.

According to reports, Mir did not feel “comfortable” working with the newly established channel, leaving after less than two months.

However, this information is contradicted by Mir’s tweet in which he described working for GNN as an “excellent experience”.

had previously left Geo News after being associated with the channel for over two decades on rather bad terms, citing delay and non-payment of salaries. He was part of a court case against the channel, having petitioned the Supreme Court to request the management to clear staff dues.

He had been carrying out serious discussions with the owners of Jang group in order to release sataff salaries, which had not been paid for more than four months. It is also believed that Mir had serious issue with the revised editorial policies of Geo TV which had been in place for over a year.

He strongly believed that Geo was adopting a policy of censorship and that freedom of expression was being compromised. He was supported in this view by several leading journalists in the country.

Geo on the other hand was adamant that no such policy was in place, and that there was no restriction on freedom of expression in Pakistan.

Mir’s colleagues congratulated him on his return to Geo News.

The public, though, did not take too well to Hamid’s decision, calling him “U-turn” and various other unrepeatable terms.

This lady compared him to a “lota”, a term used to describe individuals who change political parties for financial and other gains.

Mir is renowned for his hard-hitting interview techniques, and during his career, has interviewed several world leaders, including John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Colin Powell, Nelson Mandela and Shimon Peres.

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