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Malign, slander but apologise if court seeks proof

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ISLAMABAD: The same anchorperson and the same TV channel owner once again put themselves at the court’s mercy when they were asked to present proof. On November 28, they had sought the court’s pardon when the Lahore High Court grilled them for contempt of court as they had been maligning the honourable judges and the […]

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Charges against channel owner to be framed on Dec 12: SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued summons to ARY TV Chief Executive Salman Iqbal to appear before the court on December 12 for framing charges against him in a contempt of court case for maligning the judiciary in a TV programme. A three-member special bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal […]

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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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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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Defame, insult and if court seeks proof, invent pretexts

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ISLAMABAD: Defame, insult and if a court seeks proofs, then use traditional weapons such as presenting medical certificates. If the judge discovers the fabricated pretexts, then withdraw them. These tactics are being used by a private TV channel’s owner and anchor in cases filed by the Jang Group. Bailable arrest warrants of ARY channel owner […]

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Private members boycott Pemra BoD meeting

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ISLAMABAD: The meeting of Board of Director (BoD) of Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) was deferred without any result due to private members’ boycott over the issue that acting chairman PEMRA could not chair the meeting under PEMRA rules, The Nation has learnt. Well-placed sources informed this scribe that PEMRA meeting was held by […]

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Channel, its anchor keep airing false report on court order to malign Geo

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LAHORE: The ARY TV kept on airing false and fabricated reports about a court order with the intention to malign Geo TV. Additional District and Sessions Judge, Lahore, Muhamamd Nadeem Ansari, has withdrawn his decision of issuing warrants against responsible officials of Geo TV after he was presented a copy of stay order of the […]

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IHC orders TV anchor off the air

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC), on Wednesday, taking notice of a series of programmes where allegations were levelled against a judge of the Supreme Court, restrained talk show host Mubasher Lucman from appearing on any channel. IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui passed the restraining order on a petition filed by the Shuhada Foundation through […]

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IHC admits petition against channel for blasphemy

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi on Tuesday admitted a petition for regular hearing which alleged blasphemy of Ahle Bait (RA) was committed by ARY television channel in its morning show on May 16. Justice Kasi at initial hearing of the case issued notice to the station house officer (SHO) […]

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Court summons channel owner Salman, anchor Lucman for defaming Geo, Jang

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ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad Court has issued a written order that a probe by the inquiry officer and evidence prima-facie establish that proceedings in a criminal case against one Salman Iqbal of ARY, Akeel Karim Dhedhi and four others be continued and has summoned them all on June 19. In a criminal complaint filed by Independent […]

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Lawyers condemn private channel for disgracing judiciary

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KASUR: The lawyers’ community on Saturday condemned the ARY TV channel and its anchor Mubashir Lucman for degrading the judiciary by ridiculing ex-chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Lawyers, including Sharif Sodhal, Naveed A Malik, Naseem Hyat Ansari, MM Tariq, Sahibzada Nasir Mahmood, Mehr Muhummad Nadeem, Munir Ahmad Bhatti, Muhammad Sohail Azam, held an emergency meeting […]

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IHC moved for ban on TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: Former president of Islamabad Bar Association Chaudhry Muhammad Akram here Thursday moved Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking directions to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to cancel licence of the ARY TV for ridiculing former chief justice of Pakistan and superior judiciary. The petitioner made MIB, […]

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