Arrest warrant issued for Hamid Mir
QUETTA – Quetta Judicial Magistrate-III Muhammad Ibrahim Kakar has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for Geo’s anchorperson and columnist Hamid Mir as well as the chairman of the group and editor-in-chief of daily Jung newspaper.
The court issued Mir’s arrest warrant in a case filed by a senior lawyer of Balochistan, Khalid Khan. The petitioner has taken the plea that in his column of October 24, 2011, Mir had deliberately used contemptuous words against Pashtoon nationality that hurt the feeling of Pashtoon people. Besides the columnist, he had also made the editor-in-chief of the newspaper a party in the case.
He has prayed for legal action against both the columnist and editor- in-chief for hurting the feelings of Pashtoons. Notices have already been served on both respondents for their appearance before the court but they failed to comply with the orders. Three lawyers, including Abdul Majid Kakar, Abdul Wali Nasir and Abdul Zahir represented the petitioner in the court.