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Blasphemy: owners of five channels declared absconders

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NANKANA SAHIB: In an alleged blasphemy case, a court declared the owners of five private TV channels as proclaimed offenders, here on Saturday.

On an application, filed by Rana Abdul Sattar Khan Advocate, a sessions court had ordered registration of a case under blasphemy charges against ARY Chief Executive Muhammad Suleman, anchorperson Mubasher Lucman, Dunya News owner Mian Amir Mehmood, Sama TV’s Naveed Siddiqui, Ab Tak News channel’s Syed Sarfraz Hussain and Express News owner Sultan Ali Lakhani for airing blasphemy content (Munqbat) on their channels. The case was registered at Nankana City Police Station against 10 people including the owners of five private TV channels on July 4, 2014, for airing blasphemy content (Munqbat).

On Saturday, Judicial Magistrate Abid Zubair declared the above mentioned persons proclaimed offender permanently under sections 87/88 Z F for not becoming part of the investigation. None of the accused has been arrested so far.

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