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The myth of free media: Journalists highlight the problems they face in Pakistan

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KARACHI: At a time when the country has successfully completed two consecutive democratic terms after experiencing a fair share of military and authoritarian regimes, the media is being considered an independent, lucrative and promising institution. Some veterans of the industry, however, beg to differ. They say it is just a mirage. “The problems faced by […]

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SC says apology not unconditional, indicts channel’s CEO, anchor

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday indicted a notorious channel’s Chief Executive Salman Iqbal and anchor Mubashir Lucman in a contempt of court case for maligning the judiciary during a programme without any proof. A three-member special bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and […]

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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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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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IHC issues warrants against channel owner, anchor

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Tuesday issued bailable arrest warrants for the chief executive officer ARY television Salman Iqbal and ARY TV anchor Mubashir Luqman after both of them did not appear before the court in a contempt of court matter for allegedly launching malicious campaign against the […]

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IHC takes up issue of blasphemy at TV channels today

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ISLAMABAD: A petition seeking legal action against TV anchors, including Dr Shaista Lodhi, Mubashir Luqman, Nida Yasir and some others, under the offence of blasphemy and their removal from their services has been filed in the Islamabad High Court. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi will take up the petition here […]

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IHC issues contempt notices to TV channel CEO, anchor, four directors

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued contempt of court notices to a private television channel on the applications filed by media house owners for violating IHC restraining orders. Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan of the IHC issued notices to the TV channel, its anchor Mubashir Luqman, its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salman Iqbal […]

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Court bars channel, its anchor, directors from maligning Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) restrained ARY anchor Mubashir Luqman, its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salman Iqbal and directors Haji Jan Muhammad, Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Mehboob and Anwar Maqsood from airing any defamatory or contemptuous statements against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and Mir Ibrahim Rahman. The plaintiffs Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Group Chief […]

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