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Contempt case against anchor, TV owner adjourned

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) Monday adjourned till December 7 hearing into a contempt of court case against ARY Television Chief Executive Salman Iqbal and Mubashir Lucman, an anchorperson, for maligning the judiciary in a programme and being involved in anti-judiciary banners case. The court was informed that Anwar Mansoor Khan, counsel for Salman Iqbal, […]

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Court censures TV CEO, counsel for absence from hearing

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court criticised on Monday the conduct of Salman Iqbal, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a private television network, and his counsel and warned of proceedings against them in accordance with the law if they failed to appear in the court on Tuesday to face contempt charges. A three-judge special court headed […]

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SC resents non-appearance of channel’s CEO

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ISLAMABAD: While expressing annoyance on the absence of CEO of private TV channel (ARY TV) Salman Iqbal in the contempt of court case despite court order the Supreme Court remarked that it seemed that he (CEO) was not taking the court seriously. The three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry, […]

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Channel, anchor stopped from smearing Geo/Jang officials

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has restrained a private TV channel and its anchorperson Mubashir Lucman from blaming the Chief Executive (CE) of Geo/Jang Group without confirmation. On a petition filed on behalf of Independent Newspapers Corporation and Independent Media Corporation, the SHC ordered the respondent, ARY channel and Mubashir Lucman, to stop broadcasting […]

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Media can’t be given ‘licence to insult’, says SC judge

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By: Nasir Iqbal ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court judge said on Thursday that institutions might be destroyed if the media was given a licence to insult, abuse or demean any judge at any time in whatever manner it liked. “Media has the right to criticise judgments of courts because when delivered they become public property, but […]

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SC seeks transcript of ‘scandalous’ talk show against judiciary

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court ordered the chief executive and anchorperson of a private television network on Thursday to submit the transcript of a ‘scandalous and defamatory’ programme aired by the channel against the judiciary. A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk had taken up an intra-court appeal against the court’s Oct 13 order of […]

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Channel owner, anchor, producer appear in court

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LAHORE: A five-member Lahore High Court bench on Tuesday directed anchorperson Mubasher Lucman and ARY programme Khara Sach producer Rao Qaisar to appear in the court in person on October 24 and submit their written replies. A larger bench, headed by Justice Syed Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi, and comprising Justice Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, Justice […]

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Not issued orders for ARY News licence suspension, says LHC

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LAHORE: A bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday observed that it had not issued orders of suspension of the licence of ARY News. According to ARY News, Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi during the hearing observed that the court had not issued orders for suspension of the licence of ARY News adding […]

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Journalist unions to protest against suspension of ARY News

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ISLAMABAD: Journalist Unions of Pakistan have decided to protest against Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) decision of suspension of ARY News channel license, ARY News reported. Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Rana Azeem announced to stage country wide protests against the ‘unjust’ decision. Islamabad Union of Journalists President Shakeel Ahmed said that […]

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Pakistan suspends ARY News TV licence

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly critcising the decision by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PERMA) to suspend the broadcasting license of ARY News TV channel on October 20, 2014. The PERMA said the 15-day suspension of license was effective immediately and also imposed […]

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Pakistan bans TV channel amid increased attempts to control freedom of expression

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There have been protests in Pakistan against attacks on media workers.© Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)There have been protests in Pakistan against attacks on media workers.© Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)© Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) “ARY TV must be immediately allowed back on air. There is simply no justification for the […]

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Besides suspension ARY News fined Rs 10 mn

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed the cable operators to suspend the transmissions of ARY News, while it has also asked the channel to pay a fine of Rs 10 million, ARY News reported. According to details, PEMRA asked cable operators to suspend the transmissions of ARY News for a period of […]

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PEMRA decides to suspend license of ARY News

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in an unlawful move on Monday decided to suspend the license of ARY News for 15 days, ARY News reported. According to details, PEMRA authority held a meeting on Monday with an intention to teach a lesson to ARY News, for bringing facts before the people. The meeting […]

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Pemra bans TV anchor and his programme

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ISLAMABAD: In compliance with an order of the Lahore High Court (LHC), the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) banned on Sunday ARY News anchor Mubashir Lucman and his programme ‘Khara Such’ till further orders of the court. The ban will also apply on his appearance in any other TV programme in any capacity. “We […]

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