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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 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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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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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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Home at last: Locked up in Afghanistan, Pakistani journalist wishes never to go back

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KARACHI: “I will never go back to Afghanistan,” was the verdict given by Faizullah Khan, the Pakistani journalist, who was recently released from detention in Afghanistan. “The first trip was enough of an experience for me,” he said resolutely. Clad in a new black kameez shalwar, the reporter however did admit his mistake. His gaze […]

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ARY News reporter Faizullah Khan freed from Afghanistan

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PESHAWAR: ARY News reporter Faizullah has been freed from Afghanistan, who was in detention in the neighboring country for mistakenly trespassing the Afghan border during his reporting assignment earlier this year. Pakistan Embassy in Afghanistan has also confirmed release of Khan from Afghanistan, ARY News reported. The embassy was in constant contact with the detained […]

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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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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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