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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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People are maligned on ARY: Justice Ijaz

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Says apology is first tendered in SC and next day insulting programme aired again; it seems channel CEO, anchorperson have great lust for money; asks Pemra to monitor ARY programmes ISLAMABAD: Justice Ijaz Chaudhry of the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday observed that people were being maligned on the ARY channel saying the channel chief […]

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PM’s assistant serves Rs1 bn notice on channel for propaganda

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ISLAMABAD: Capt Shujaat Azeem, special assistant to the prime minister on aviation, has served a defamation notice on ARY News channel President Salman Iqbal and host of programme ‘Khara Such’ Mubasher Lucman for airing series of orchestrated programmes based on malice and bare faced lies. In his notice dated February 25, 2015, served through renowned […]

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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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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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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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Once again, TV CEO, anchor fail to appear before court

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ISLAMABAD: Additional District and Sessions Judge, Islamabad, Wajid Ali, has adjourned the hearing of prosecution against a private television channel for defaming the Jang-Geo Group till October 14. The judge exempted two of the accused, Salman Iqbal and Mubasher Lucman, from appearance on account of their illness.It may be mentioned that Salman Iqbal and Mubasher […]

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Contempt notices issued to ARY News CEO, anchor

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued contempt notices to ARY News anchor Mubasher Lucman and chief executive Salman Iqbal for airing a programme that contained defamatory and scandalous allegations against members of the superior judiciary. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, also regretted the government’s slackness in appointing a full-time head of […]

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Top 10 journalists serve defamation notice on ARY CEO, others

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalists and anchorpersons have served a defamation notice to the tune of Rs1.1 billion upon Salman Iqbal, chief executive officer ARY, infamous anchor Mubasher Lucman and Sabir Shakir for hurling malicious, frivolous and baseless allegations upon them. Babar Sattar, senior advocate who himself has been baselessly accused of obtaining monetary favours from the […]

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Mubasher Lucman not trustworthy, says SC

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) refused to accept compact disc (CD) from Pakistan Rangers Sindh’s counsel, which pertained to the Sarfraz Shah murder case and carried footages of the scene. The footage containing the CD was derived from a particular private television. The said CD was based on recording of a special programme on slain […]

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Freedom to misinform?

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Under the banner of media freedom, much is being said and written against PEMRA’s decision to slap Geo Entertainment and ARY News with fines and temporary suspension. Riding high horses of journalistic ideals, the media crusaders don’t want to bother too much with the grave crimes of their kin. Since when has it become okay […]

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IHC hints at commission to investigate ‘illegal gains’ made by TV anchors

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ISLAMABAD: The petition seeking action against ARY News anchor Mubasher Lucman over his alleged contemptuous campaign against judiciary may ensnare a number of television show hosts as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has hinted at setting up of a commission to investigate the “illegal and unfair gains” made by them. Towards the end of a […]

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Petition seeks action against ARY News

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ISLAMABAD: A petition filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday seeks action against ARY News for allegedly airing malicious content targeting members of the superior judiciary. The petition, filed by the District Bar Association (DBA) of Islamabad, is expected to be taken up by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on Friday. The petitioner names […]

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