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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 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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Indictment of TV channel’s CEO, anchorperson deferred

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ISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court on Thursday deferred till Nov 17 indictment of chief executive of a private television network and an anchorperson for allegedly telecasting scandalous and defamatory programmes against the judiciary. The framing of contempt charges against Salman Iqbal and Mubashir Lucman of the ARY News was put off when a three-judge bench headed […]

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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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SC decides to indict TV channel’s chief executive, anchor

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court finally made up its mind on Monday to prosecute Salman Iqbal, chief executive of a private television network and anchorperson Mubashir Lucman and decided to indict them for airing scandalous and defamatory programmes against the judiciary. “After going through the transcript of a talk show on ARY ‘Khara Such’ aired on […]

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Channel’s CEO, anchorperson told to justify airing of ‘defamatory’ show

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court asked Salman Iqbal, the chief executive officer of ARY television network, and its anchor person Mubasher Lucman on Monday to justify airing a defamatory and scandalous talk show against the judiciary. Both are facing contempt charges for allegedly vilifying a judge of the apex court. A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed […]

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