Public Reaction on the news of Hamid Mir being fired from Geo
- Hamid Mir has been recently expelled from Geo News.
- According to journalist Wasim Abbasi, he’s barred from hosting the show.
- He also claimed that Hamid Mir will remain the employee of Geo/Jang but won’t host any show.
Let’s take a look at how the public has responded to the news.
#1: Calling it an internal matter of Geo and Jang group:
Geo management was fed up with Hamid Mir's controversial journalism. Mir was also damaging the reputation of the institution.
— اکـــــWྂaྂsྂeྂeྂmྂـــــرم🍁 (@Wsi_A) May 31, 2021
#2: Some have tried to explain the reason why Hamid Mir would risk a job of Rs 5 million per month:
Some may think why Hamid Mir risked so big against his job with more than 5m/month by openly attacking Army.
Probably Nawaz already transferred billions into Mir's account.
Don't worry, he has plenty of money with fresh credits.And he will find a job soon!#GeoExpelledHamidMir
— Jehad Zafar (@Jehad_Zafar) May 31, 2021
#3 This user has been praising Geo News for taking this “bold step”
— 🏏PTi Ķińg🇵🇰(Bilal) (@ChBilal75938222) May 31, 2021
#5: Another one praising Geo News for this act:
— M.Ahmad ISP (@MAhmad22580320) May 31, 2021
#6: Demanding for more action and saying that expelling from the job is not enough:
#GeoExpelledHamidMir is not enough he must be banned permanently on media.
Why are the government and Armed forces silent on this matter?
Hamid Mir openly threaten Pakistan Army. Why are the government and army so weak?
He must be arrested because law must be equal for all. pic.twitter.com/SPOonGydjt
— Staunch Insafian (@Pakhtoon_KP) May 31, 2021
#7: Responding to Asma Sherazi who was strongly supporting Hamid Mir:
It shouldn't be wrong to say Paki media also has deep pockets. They can do anything just for their political satisfaction. They've no concern with country's prosperity. As far i know,The media has never been given as much freedom in the world as it is in Pak#GeoExpelledHamidMir https://t.co/qqiLrA5yOY
— Talha Salih (@TalhaSalih12) May 31, 2021
#8: The praise for Geo News is not stopping anywhere soon:
#GeoExpelledHamidMir although I am not a big fan of geo but this decision need appreciation!
Big round of applause Geo news.
No country in world would allow to abuse & humiliate your security agencies in the name of freedom of speech!I repeat no where in the world!
— 🍁Saqib K Khan 🌟 (@7Saqib) May 31, 2021
#9: A few have also said that it was actually the public-pressure that led to this:
Geo was forced in public pressure to take this decision but again it was HM’s fault who forced Geo for this decision #GeoExpelledHamidMir
— Hukam Saeed (@HukamSaeed) May 31, 2021
#10: These users are predicting the future of Hamid Mir after he loses his job at Geo News:
— Moazam Ali (@SEMoazamAli) May 31, 2021
جیو نے @HamidMirPAK کو کیپٹل ٹاک سے فارغ کردیا ہے
— Saad Ahmed (@sahmedPTI) May 31, 2021
آج سے یوٹیوب پر لوگوں کی منتیں ترلے کرنے میں ایک اور نام شامل ہو رہا ہے #hamidmir
جلد ہی اپ کو سوننے کو ملے گا میرا چینل سبسکراہب کرو اور گھنٹی کے نشان کو ضرور دباو 😂 #GeoExpelledHamidMir
— 😎 پاکستان زندہ باد (@_JawadHussain) May 31, 2021
— Irfan Ali (@IrfanAl00885836) May 31, 2021
So this is what the public has to say about Hamid Mir being expelled from Geo News. He has recently said that his voice is being silent and he won’t stop speaking the “truth”.
Some users on social media has been discussing that he can be back at Geo as this is not the first time he’s being sent off-air. People have argued that he will join back Geo/Jang group because this is what has happened in the past.
A group of journalists has been praising Haamid on this decision and presenting him as a hero of “freedom of expression” in Pakistan.
So what do you think about this decision of Geo News? Do you think he will join back or he’s gone permanently? Leave a comment below and let us know.
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