JournalismPakistan.com July 12, 2013
ISLAMABAD: The BOL Network has responded to what it says is a defamation campaign against them by publishing lengthy details on its website.
The managers at the television channel yet to go on air appear to be particularly upset because of certain actions of an industry rival which BOL says is in direct competition with them.
Claiming it had received 40,000 applications for jobs in just one month, the channel says this response had “triggered many sleepless nights for a small and insignificant media group that tried to sabotage our noble mission to revolutionize the media industry in Pakistan, through coercive and unethical ways.”
“The reason behind this defamation campaign is clear: BOL Network managed to attract a large number of its employees, which added to its insecurity to such a degree that it mounted a well-orchestrated smear campaign against the upcoming channel,” BOL said.
“It is a pity that they have gone down to this point and have admitted their failure way before playing a healthy role in the competition. However, BOL will not be deterred by these unscrupulous elements seeking to undermine our strengths.”
BOL has published on its website the following account of events that unfolded since the network announced vacancies through a full-page advertisement:
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