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Dar issues notice to ARY for airing false facts in programme

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: A spokesman for the Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar Thursday said a complaint had been lodged with the Pemra against the ARY Communications Private Ltd and one of its anchorpersons for publishing and broadcasting defamatory statements in a programme. It should be noted that this was not the first time that the said […]

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Private TV owner ‘feels pain, vomits’ while on way to court

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned until January 14, 2016, hearing of contempt of court case against ARY Television Chief Executive Salman Iqbal and anchorperson Mubasher Lucman for maligning the judiciary while airing a programme. A three-member special bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising Justice Ijaz Ahmed […]

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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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SC rejects apologies of ARY CEO, anchorperson

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ISLAMABAD: Rejecting written apologies of Salman Iqbal, the chief executive of a private television network, and anchorperson Mubashir Lucman, the Supreme Court ordered the attorney general on Thursday to make arrangements for screening “scandalous and defamatory programmes” aired by the channel against the judiciary. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, had taken up […]

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ARY CEO announces BOL TV takeover

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KARACHI: In a startling development, ARY Digital Network Founder and Chief Executive Officer Salman Iqbal announced the media group has taken over the BOL media network. According to BOL’s website, it is a complete media enterprise consisting of platforms including television, digital media, print media, cinemas & movies, theater and radio. Speaking today at a […]

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The map shown by all; certain people zero in on Geo

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ISLAMABAD: The map of the Jammu and Kashmir region has always been subject to errors – and these errors are mostly, if not always, unintentional, clerical mistakes and not part of a “greater agenda” as some quarters in the media are continuously propagating, said Shahzeb Khanzada in his programme on Geo News on Monday night. […]

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ARY apologises for yet another false report

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KARACHI: The ARY apologised to Prime Minister’s Advisor for Aviation Shujaat Azim for false allegations levelled by its anchorperson Mubashar Luqman against him. In one of the allegations the anchorperson had said an aeroplane of the PIA was sold to the Advisor’s daughter. Other such allegations related to murder of Rafiq Hariri, Prime Minister of […]

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ARY refuses to accept IHC proposal for commission

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday postponed for two weeks the hearing of an application filed by private TV channel ARY owner Salman Iqbal against the court orders to appear in person and his arrest warrants, saying the matter would be heard on merit. The arrest warrants had been issued for the ARY […]

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Bilawal condemns attacks on media persons

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Pakistan People Party patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned attacks on reporters of different news channels by the protesters and police during Islamabad riots since last night. In a press statement, the PPP patron-in-chief said that brutal manhandling and torture of reporters from Dawn, Samaa, ARY, Dunya, Din, and other news channels at the […]

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Geo detractors level heinous charges but avoid courts to prove them

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ISLAMABAD: The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Islamabad West, Wajid Ali, while maintaining bailable arrest warrants against chief executive officer of a private TV channel, ARY, Salman Iqbal, and anchor Mubasher Luqman, ordered them to appear on the next hearing in the criminal petition filed against defaming and hurting the integrity of the Jang and […]

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IHC reserves judgment case against Zaid Hamid

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi Monday reserved judgment in the matter of Independent Media Corporation (IMC) lawsuit against Zaid Hamid for leveling false and baseless allegations against Geo TV and Jang Group. Legal counsel for IMC, Faisal Iqbal advocate appeared before the court and said that Zaid Hamid […]

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SC judge vows to remain neutral in controversial TV show case

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ISLAMABAD: A judge of the Supreme Court vowed on Tuesday to hear dispassionately and independently the matter of an allegedly defamatory TV show aired by a private TV channel, even if the case involved a fellow judge. “We will not be driven by emotions, even if the case involves a brother judge,” Justice Ijaz Ahmed […]

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Courts moved in five cities for FIRs against private channels

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LAHORE: While Vehari district and sessions judge ordered the local police to register a case against various private TV channels for broadcasting blasphemous content again and again last month, applications have been filed in other cities including Sahiwal, Kasur, Khushab, Bahawalpur also for the purpose. VEHARI: On the orders of district and sessions judge, the […]

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SCBA to protect judiciary’s dignity

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ISLAMABAD: President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Kamran Murtaza on Monday condemned the attack on Jang Multan Resident Editor Zafar Aheer and the burning of vans carrying copies of Jang and The News and demanded that the government should probe the incidents. Talking to reporters at the Supreme Court, Kamran pledged to uphold the dignity […]

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