Full court wants inquiry on 'leaked video' under contempt law

Published: June 15, 2012

On-air, off-air clips submitted by PEMRA being viewed during a meeting of the full court.

On-air, off-air clips submitted by PEMRA being viewed during a meeting of the full court. SC directs PEMRA to submit record related to show in which Malik Riaz was interviewed, by 2pm today. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the full court agreed to take action under the contempt of court law on Friday against those responsible behind a ‘planted’ TV show aired on Dunya TV on Wednesday.

The meeting, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, also reviewed on-air and off-air footage of the show submitted by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra).

A video had been uploaded on the video sharing social networking site YouTube on Thursday which had sent shockwaves throughout the media world. It showed an interview of business tycoon Malik Riaz jointly conducted by Dunya TV anchorpersons Meher Bokhari and Mubashir Lucman appeared to be completely scripted.

The anchors not only told their guest the questions beforehand, but also discussed the answers to those questions, at times even suggesting appropriate answers.

The chief justice had summoned all the judges of all registries to attend the 3pm meeting on Friday to discuss progress on rules of working committee, registration of advocates of record and fixation of cases.

However, outside the meeting it was widely believed that the meeting was being held in context of the Dr Arsalan Iftikhar financial   misappropriations case and allegations monies had been exchanged to influence court cases against Riaz pending before the courts. But during the meeting, the chief justice took notice of the TV show and summoned its footage and script.

The on-air and off-air clips submitted by Pemra were viewed inside the courtroom in the presence of Pemra chairman.

The chief justice asked the Pemra chairman as to what they could do in order to stop such contemptuous programmes. The Pemra chairman replied that if the court takes a decision, then Pemra can initiate proceedings according to the law.

After the videos were reviewed, the Supreme Court registrar read out a note which stated that the anchors questioned Riaz according to the latter’s wish and the instructions passed on by the channel administration can also be seen in the leaked video.

The full court session also ordered the Pemra chairman to submit a comprehensive report on the issue.

The Supreme Court also constituted a two-member bench to investigate the matter.

Riaz was given questions and pre-prepared answers before the show began and Abdul Qadir Gilani’s call during the show also indicated that the show was planted, added the registrar.

According to the note, a conspiracy to defame the judiciary was being hatched in the show, and an attempt to make a mockery of the judiciary and the judges was also observed in the leaked video.

The video, titled ‘Malik Riaz Planted Interview with Mehar Bukhari and Mubashir Lukman on Dunya’ had been uploaded by a user named ‘ivestigativereporter’, showed the supposed off-air conversations between the hosts and the real estate tycoon during a two-hour exclusive show.

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Reader Comments (99)

  • Jun 15, 2012 - 12:28PM

    Mubashir and Mehr should be treated the way Amir liaquat (‘Ghalib film’ fame) was treated!
    Bycott DUNYA NEWS because owner of this channel instructed them to implant this interview!
    WELL DONE whoever released this video!

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  • Skin Taj
    Jun 15, 2012 - 12:32PM

    Revolution is in the air…..Hope it ends for the GOOD !!!!!!

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  • M@ni
    Jun 15, 2012 - 12:36PM

    SC is the last hope for pakistani people.

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  • Wasim
    Jun 15, 2012 - 12:37PM

    What a shame

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  • Ihsan
    Jun 15, 2012 - 12:43PM

    Awesome move by the SC, also plz summon Mubashar Lucman and Meher Bokhari in the case so that it will reveal how much money was given to them by Malik Riaz & Mian Amir.

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  • Awais Ch
    Jun 15, 2012 - 12:44PM

    & the honorable Syed Tallat Hussain exposed it all……….

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  • Muhammad Mehdi Raza
    Jun 15, 2012 - 12:45PM

    Hmm….. Maybe this is exactly what they wanted.

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  • sumo
    Jun 15, 2012 - 12:46PM

    Can some Indian friend post how many times the Indian Supreme Court has taken suo motu notices of petty and trivial issues during 2010, 2011, 2012?Recommend

  • Salman
    Jun 15, 2012 - 1:01PM

    Here is the truth abouth these anchors who have been paid by Malik riaz

    http://www.pakistankakhudahafiz.com/2012/06/14/a-list-of-19-journalists-allegedly-bribed-by-malik-riaz/

    And he says he doesn’t give bribes

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  • Rana
    Jun 15, 2012 - 1:07PM

    Mian Aamir emerged main character behind the planted interview. Ch. Brothers and lot of others involved may surface soon.

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  • Sajid Mahmood Awan
    Jun 15, 2012 - 1:08PM

    I request the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan to please make public the names of the persons whom Malik Riaz paid in millions to work for him or assist him in controversial matters or allotted plots/villas/flats. Also punish all of them in such a way that it must be an example/lesson for the generations to come.

    Now Inshallah I am very hopeful that revolution/change is bound to come sooner than later.

    PAKISTAN PAAINDABAD

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  • Salman
    Jun 15, 2012 - 1:25PM

    the video was uploaded by ‘ivestigativereporter’ there is NO “n” in investigative (check youtube again thx)

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  • Vaqar
    Jun 15, 2012 - 1:27PM

    JUst shows the depth of conspiracy to discredit the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice. Let there be an investigation against all parties involved including Arsalan and Malik Riaz, but for God’s sake hold the courts in esteem or there will be nothing left.

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  • Kumail
    Jun 15, 2012 - 1:30PM

    It’s not only the anchors but the top level managment at Dunya TV who are to blame. Same thing should be done to Dunya as that to News of the World. Irresponsible journalism is a crime!!

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  • Much Amused
    Jun 15, 2012 - 1:31PM

    Maybe Malik Riaz has also funded Duniya TV?

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  • ahmed
    Jun 15, 2012 - 1:37PM

    the whole nation is for sale, everyone from top to the bottom including myself, believe me or not

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  • Omer
    Jun 15, 2012 - 1:38PM

    We have a corrupt media, judiciary and parliament. Governance and socio-economic indicators were much stronger under Musharraf.

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  • Mohhamd Ali Siddiqui
    Jun 15, 2012 - 1:40PM

    After watching the leaked video, I have lost confidence from all the journalists and TV anchor persons of Pakistan.

    Every one has his or her own value. Some ask for the small amount, whereas the seniors want a big amount.

    Journlaists and TV anchor persons of Pakistan are not ANGLES.
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  • Pragmatist
    Jun 15, 2012 - 1:47PM

    @sumo: Exactly Zero.

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  • Yaida M
    Jun 15, 2012 - 1:48PM

    It is time to shift the parliament to the SC. Make all the judges MNAs.

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  • Jun 15, 2012 - 1:52PM

    Mubasher lost credibility for me after doing blunders on Punjab Government’s laptop scheme and now Meher Bukhari has also lost her clout.

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  • Ammad Malik
    Jun 15, 2012 - 1:53PM

    And these very anchors form the opinion of our ‘youth’

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  • Jun 15, 2012 - 1:56PM

    shame on these anchors … they are reason of hopelessness in this country.

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  • Asif Iqbal
    Jun 15, 2012 - 2:01PM

    People need to not only realise this ugly fact but be conscious about it here onwards. I knew of this fact: that there are anchors and journalist bought and paid but how will disguised they are, is the remarkable thing. Wow.

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  • Asif Iqbal
    Jun 15, 2012 - 2:02PM

    @Muhammad Mehdi Raza:
    how i don’t understand. Why would they axe their own feet.

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  • usman
    Jun 15, 2012 - 2:05PM

    Dunya TV should be banned. This will send a clairvoyant to other channel owners as well. The bias in media, reflecting funding, is quite obvious and needs to be dealt under corruption laws.

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  • depressed
    Jun 15, 2012 - 2:06PM

    yesterday i was watching this video and cat fights on every news channel and i was like what is happening in our country? I certainly started to hate all journalists because of this .there is lie, deceit, fraud every where .

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  • Asif Iqbal
    Jun 15, 2012 - 2:06PM

    @Mohhamd Ali Siddiqui:
    A sweeping statement. There are good and bad ppl everywhere. I know I have lived abroad in many places. All there has to be done it to weed them out and move forward.

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  • Asif Iqbal
    Jun 15, 2012 - 2:06PM

    @Yaida M:
    lol

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  • DevilHunterX
    Jun 15, 2012 - 2:08PM

    @sumo:
    How is it petty?

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  • Irtiza
    Jun 15, 2012 - 2:11PM

    @Yaida M:
    You think the judges are angels. They will prove to be worse than the MNAs.

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  • imran
    Jun 15, 2012 - 2:14PM

    get both anchors in jail. they dont deserve to serve pakistan any more

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  • Jun 15, 2012 - 2:16PM

    @Umayr:
    P.S. thanks to Talat Hussain exposing them in detail

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  • Asad
    Jun 15, 2012 - 2:23PM

    And then they say we want freedom of speech!!!!!

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  • Arya
    Jun 15, 2012 - 2:49PM

    I think when the five Pakistani cricketers took bribe for spot fixing, they were just acting involuntarily as per the aspirations of their elite countrymen and women!, and should be pardoned now for their act at least in Pakistan. They are innocent victims of the larger system they live in. Most probably same anchors punished these players during their media trail at that time.

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  • Majid
    Jun 15, 2012 - 3:05PM

    Disgusting and real shame for both the anchors, its a criminal act and both should be teated with iron hands and such anchors should be permanently banned. They are the traitors. Does every anchor carry some price to change his words and thoughts that are misleading the whole nations. Very unethical !!!!

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  • Maisam
    Jun 15, 2012 - 3:09PM

    Maryam Nawaz :D

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  • ullo
    Jun 15, 2012 - 3:14PM

    Where is Kashif Abbassi ……on this now? Should he not be asked if he knew what his wife is doing (i.e. since hes been asking the same questions that why CJ did not know what his son was doing?)
    Time to pay pack…..Mr Kashif!

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  • observer
    Jun 15, 2012 - 3:20PM

    Meher Bokhari and Zaid Hamid for a mutual admiration society. So now we know where is this coming from.

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  • Asad
    Jun 15, 2012 - 3:23PM

    @sumo:
    is there same issues over there?

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  • Jun 15, 2012 - 3:24PM

    Both has lost their careers

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  • RizwanTKhan
    Jun 15, 2012 - 3:32PM

    The movie “Ghalib 2″.

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  • Ordinary Villager
    Jun 15, 2012 - 3:33PM

    @Umayr: Why Not Boycott PTI because the Owner of Dunya News is a Senior Member of PTI??

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  • Shahbaz
    Jun 15, 2012 - 3:34PM

    These anchors should be fired immediately. They should be banned from ever coming on TV. What a disgrace they are too all journalist in this country.Recommend

  • Saleem
    Jun 15, 2012 - 4:00PM

    Why are people surprised. Corruption is the way of life in the ‘land of the pure’ It is not just the politicians. There are corrupt generals, bureaucrats, industrialists, businessmen, media barons etc etc.Recommend

  • Mj
    Jun 15, 2012 - 4:15PM

    I am surprised that the same SC could not summon footage of the antics of lal masjid goons, who were let off without any punishment due to ‘lack of evidence’. Goes to show how selective the judgements and actions of the SC are.

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  • Amir Liaqat
    Jun 15, 2012 - 4:17PM

    Sumoto Sumoto Sumto Notice for Sale , for Sale for Sale

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  • Hasnain
    Jun 15, 2012 - 4:21PM

    Boycotting Duniya News is not enough. This was so disgraceful that Duniya News should be banned.

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  • Zafar Sultan
    Jun 15, 2012 - 4:30PM

    Our cricketers were rightly jailed for Fixing the spot faixing. It is time these TWO ANCHORS SHOULD BE dealt and swift justice be dispensed

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  • sil3nce
    Jun 15, 2012 - 4:31PM

    media was always known to be like this….. this event has revealed that even SC cannot solve a single problem in pakistan…

    we need a system overhauling, rebel!

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  • Zafar Sultan
    Jun 15, 2012 - 4:31PM

    All my comments ARE MODERATED.i SHOULD ONLY WRITE WHAT PLEASES U, AS THESE ANCHORS DID TO PLEASE SOMEONE. i WOULD NOT BWRITE ANY MORE, THANKS

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  • Atif
    Jun 15, 2012 - 4:34PM

    Where are the Raiz Malik Supporters? Look your face in the mirror.. Shame on Riaz Malik’s supports and Dunya TV

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  • Sameer Bravo
    Jun 15, 2012 - 4:46PM

    come on guys n girls dont get hyper and excited…if the prog is paid or whtever in the it fill benefir Mr Malik and Mr zaradri one became more famous and one can easily run his govt for few months quite easily….so chill and now wait for few more upload in coming days …now the fight is diverted to media vs media….its no more govt vs media. :)

    Mr Z and Mr M both got what they want.

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  • John
    Jun 15, 2012 - 4:49PM

    If the journalists did not follow the “Media House Policy / Directions” they would have lost their jobs. Some blame lies on the Media House as well as squarely blaming the anchors would be injustice.

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  • Mohhamd Ali Siddiqui
    Jun 15, 2012 - 4:52PM

    @ Asif Iqbal:

    Thank you for your comments.

    These juornalists and TV achors are supposed to be removed from their respective offices by the owners of the Newspapers as well as by the owners of TV channels and new faces should be introduced, who are real professionals, and not the blackmailers.

    Like any other corrput government officials, they have accumulated illegal wealth by blackmailing the people which should be confiscated by the courts.

    As soons as they get the news against some one, they call the person and ask for the money. If the journalists and TV anchors are paid, they do not realease the news and in case if some one refuse to do so, his or her news become the breaking news.

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  • HSK
    Jun 15, 2012 - 4:55PM

    But i ask you i cant understand whats petty in that. They are brainstorming on the session thats what everyone does. I dont have fate in credibility of female anchor as she is quite renowned for her previous stints but i believe lucman is a nice guy and he was adamant that he will not say what management wants him to say. I don’t know why is he blamed. They are saying phone call of a higher official came, i ask you didn’t an anchor of another channel roam around in bus with CM advocating his political stance single sided blatantly. What do you call that? I cant understand whats this fuss is about. Why are we so bent upon making one party as evil and the other as Holy Cow. Which they both aren’t in reality.

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  • Farman
    Jun 15, 2012 - 4:56PM

    All the corrupt politicians, generals, journalists and other mafia leaders and members are united against the independent honest judiciary

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  • Salman
    Jun 15, 2012 - 5:00PM

    Pakistani media is totally corrupt and blackmailers. Heck, they even don’t spare their own anchors. I wonder, these senior journalists should ever trust their own organization ? I am really fedup of our media. Everything here looks staged, fabricated and unprofessional. For this particular show, I blame Dunya TV more then Mubashur or that wana be journalist Meher. Why don’t they make sure that their anchors are following any protocol or code of conduct and then these troll channels give ordinary viewers lecture of ethics all the time.Recommend

  • gnk
    Jun 15, 2012 - 5:02PM

    severve punishment should be given to these anchors by playing with the emotions of pakistani people.
    Good job done……some more are also going to expose…
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  • Manal
    Jun 15, 2012 - 5:07PM

    Who says we have seen it all? The sad part other channels credibility is the cost :/ who let these ” anchors” out? Recommend

  • Manal
    Jun 15, 2012 - 5:09PM

    @Zafar Sultan: lol. Ditto!

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  • Azeem
    Jun 15, 2012 - 5:16PM

    The anchors who are involved in this case should be punished. It is now obvious that Malik Riaz is the most powerful man in Pakistan. Now it seems that all the things related to this case have been panted by someone else.

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  • sana
    Jun 15, 2012 - 5:26PM

    After watching the shocking clips now i don’t have more trust on political shows or anchors,but its not fair because we can`t deny the efforts of those who really working for “truth” and TALAT HUSSAIN (anchor) one of those.now this is a time Pakistani should awake and differentiate b/w right and wrong.if we really want our country back from corrupt people.

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  • FB
    Jun 15, 2012 - 5:32PM

    So media now not in infancy… see this is what happens when you don’t discipline kids at the right time, now they become bullies fighting for cheap fame…
    I personally don’t see anything wrong with the video but the way are head-on is frustrating and amusing at the same time… Good luck Pak Media, I’ll watch “Junior Master Chef” instead…Recommend

  • lifafa
    Jun 15, 2012 - 6:17PM

    Benazir Bhutto coined the term “Lifafa Journalists” more than 20 years ago. Back then, these lifafa journalists were paid to savage opponents and praise themselves. Same is going on today. Now the shift is towards electronic media and anchors.

    How else can a journo residing previously in a 5-marla house in Lalu khayt buy a 2000 sq yard house in Islamabad or a house in Dubai? Certainly not on their salary.

    It is shocking to see that some people claim to be shocked! Were you born today? Or are you simple village bumpkins? Everything is scripted and fake (hot arguments) like the wrestling matches in USA. Media is a business and the people in it to make money. Wake up peopel.Recommend

  • Zeehan
    Jun 15, 2012 - 6:36PM

    Living outside Pakistan, the talk shows have been our lifeline. We were fooled into confidence that these Highly Moral people (so called Anchors) are watching over every thing. Shame on you all, from Bukharis to Luqman’s. Funny how easily we get fooled………… Recommend

  • Mirza
    Jun 15, 2012 - 7:04PM

    @lifafa:
    I think you hit right at the head of the problem. People talk about corruption as if we have started adding water to the milk and fake lifesaving drugs only recently. Most of the interviews are arranged and the questions are not new and already conveyed. It is a standard practice and nothing new or surprising. On top of it we keep talking if “only CJ is restored, if only IK comes to power” all our problems would be solved. We do not want to improve ourselves and wish a God sent person with a magic wand would change us. We are more interested in a memo or interview and try to make it more than it is worth.
    Thanks for being realistic, and regards,
    MirzaRecommend

  • Aftab
    Jun 15, 2012 - 7:28PM

    Very disappointed in Mubashir…really thought he was trying to move to bring about real reform and accountability in public life. Vote for Imran Khan PTI to save this country. Otherwise there is a real danger of Pakistan turning into a failed state

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  • Naeem Khan KS.
    Jun 15, 2012 - 7:31PM

    It shows that some one from this government has hand in embarrassing the Chief Justice of Pakistan. Some of the Pakistani journalist never had any ethics, they are there to make money and the heck with true journalism. It is shameful for these people to call themselves journalists, I think the court should summon these two so called anchors, Bokhari and Lucman to explain under oath what was going on there and tell the truth.

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  • Jun 15, 2012 - 7:39PM

    just thinking…. is it leaked or deliberate attempt to defame media as well?

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  • bilal
    Jun 15, 2012 - 8:02PM

    if they are culprits an explample need to be set. put them behind bars

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  • Ejaz
    Jun 15, 2012 - 8:03PM

    Oh my God! that’s a real shock for me. Thank you to the person who leaked this video. Realy an eye opener. Mehar and Luqman, the self styled vigilantes you should now leave in shame!

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  • Devilish Minds
    Jun 15, 2012 - 8:09PM

    The fate of these journalists was already written. They tried to outsmart even the most respectable or humble person to gain popularity. Now they got a taste of their own medicine. The fate of Malik Riaz will be similar to that of Allen Stanford Recommend

  • gp65
    Jun 15, 2012 - 8:11PM

    This shows the journalists in a poor light…yes. But does it deserve a suo moto by CJ on a case where his son is a party OR should this be something that the press council should have addressed?

    Even if CJ is honest, does this conflict of interest not trouble Pakistanis?

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  • Tch tch
    Jun 15, 2012 - 8:16PM

    I hope the action is across the Board.

    Then Media Financing laws (Wage baord law etc)that media dependent on Political financing should be looked into (Ads according to industry figures only over 50% of cost). More troubling is direct foreign fianancing of media outlets. Also guidelines for Privacy of citizenry in new reports and fact check should be instituted. Maybe legislation against will full and blatant defamation without adequete proof maybe required. Also using government/political machinery to shut of cable services orf threaten journalist or Burn Newspapers should be made offences.

    PBA, PFUJ , owners of media houses need to step forward now to regulate behaviour. This current cycle of scape goatting and schadenfreude is self defeating.
    It will be a shame if our Media become a dull & morose and sclerotic like in the west in search of fake windmills of “Objectivity” and “Political Correctness”.
    Mud raking in media is good and healthy (as per the Great IF stone). As long its based on discernable checked facts and proofs and free from influence. Expecting Media people to be Objective cyborgs w/o opinions or emotions is ridiculous and truly dangerous in the long run.Recommend

  • gp65
    Jun 15, 2012 - 8:19PM

    So a leaked You-tube video can serve as evidence in this court but sworn testomony of David Headley and Ajmal Kasab, the hate speeches televised on Pakistan TV channles and the live video coverage of the 26/11 carnage where Kasab was clearly visible are not adequate proof.

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  • Uza Syed
    Jun 15, 2012 - 8:21PM

    Beginning of judicial dictatorship, is it?

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  • pakistanibaloch
    Jun 15, 2012 - 8:30PM

    1) Mubashir Luqman
    - Received 2 Crore and 85 Lakh rupees in 3 installments through National Bank
    - Mercedes-Benz
    2) Dr.Shahid Masood
    - Received 1 Crore and 7 Lakh rupees in 1 Instalments through National Bank
    - 7 Fully Paid trips to Dubai, Including Hotel stays and car Rentals
    3) Najam Sethi
    - Received 1 Crore and 94 Lakh rupees
    - 1 Kanal Plot in Bahria Town Lahore
    - 3 Fully Paid Trips to USA including hotel stays
    Money Transferred From:
    Muslim Commercial Bank
    Main Boulevard DHA ,Lahore, Pakistan
    Account Title: Bahria Town (Pvt) Limited
    Account # : 14-7
    Swift Code: MUCBPKKAA
    4) Kamran Khan
    - Received 62 Lakh Rupees, was promised 2 Crore + a house in Bahria
    Town, but didn’t receive it until May 2012
    Money Transferred From:
    NIBC Bank Limited (Bahria Town Branch) Account# 8283982
    5) Hassan Nisar
    - Received 1 Crore and 10 Lakh Rupees
    - 10 Marla Plot in Bahria Town
    Money Transferred From:
    Account Title: Bahria Town Pvt. Limited
    Account# 42279-2
    With Habib Bank Limited LDA Plaza Branch, Lahore
    Code:1315
    Swift: HABBPKKAX315
    6) Hamid Mir
    - Received 2 Crore and 50 Lakh Rupees
    - 5 Kanal Plot in Islamabad
    Money Transferred From:
    NIBC Bank Limited (Bahria Town Branch) Account# 8284059
    7) Mazhar Abbas
    - Received 90 Lakh
    - 10 Marla Plot in Lahore
    Money Transferred From:
    MCB Account# 0075232201000124
    8) Meher Bukhari
    - Received 50 Lacks on Her wedding with Kashif Abbasi
    - 1 Kanal Plot in Islamabad
    9) Marvi Sirmed
    - Received 10 Lakh Rupees
    Money Transferred From:
    NIBC Bank Limited (Bahria Town Branch) Account# 8284059
    10) Arshad Sharif
    - Promoted as Bureau Chief of Dunya Tv on the request of Malik Riaz in 2011
    - Received 85 Lakh Rupees in 2 Instalments
    Money Transferred From:
    UBL Account# 37100154
    11) Nusrat Javed
    - Received 78 Lakh Rupees+ Toyota Corolla
    Money Transferred From:
    Muslim Commercial Bank
    Main Boulevard DHA ,Lahore,Pakistan
    Account Title: Bahria Town (Pvt) Limited
    Account # : 14-7
    Swift Code: MUCBPKKAA
    12) Mushtaq Minhas
    - Received 55 Lakh Rupees in 2 Instalments
    Money Transferred From:
    Account Title: Bahria Town Pvt. Limited
    Account# 51077-6
    With Habib Bank limited LDA Plaza Branch, Lahore
    Code:1315
    Swift: HABBPKKAX315
    13) Javed Chaudhry
    - Received 3 Lakh per column written under the name of Malik Riaz
    - 10 Marla House in Bahria Town
    - Received 1 Crore for helping to write a book for Malik Riaz
    Money Transferred From:
    UBL Account# 37100154
    14) Sana Bucha
    - Received 83 Lakh Rupees
    - 10 Marla Plot in Lahore
    Money Transferred From:
    Muslim Commercial Bank
    Main Boulevard DHA ,Lahore,Pakistan
    Account Title: Bahria Town (Pvt) Limited
    Account # : 14-7
    Swift Code: MUCBPKKAA
    15) Muneeb Farooq
    - Received 25 Lakh Rupees
    - Fully paid round trip to Dubai and a week stay in 5 star hotel
    Money Transferred From:
    Askari Bank Account# 01000101011180
    16) Aftab Iqbal
    - In 2010, with the help of Malik Riaz, Aftab Iqbal was able to join
    Geo Tv and start his new show Khabarnaak.
    - Ever since the show started Aftab Iqbal was paid by PML(N) & Malik
    Riaz to promote positive image of PML(N)
    - From 2010 to 2012, he was paid estimated 2 crore
    - Received Toyota Jeep
    - Land bought by Malik Riaz in Bedian Road was gifted to Aftab Iqbal
    to build his farm house
    Money Transferred From:
    Meezan Bank (Bahria Town Branch) Account# 3620
    17) Sohail Waraich
    - Sohail was paid 15 Lakh Rupees to promote positive image of Malik
    Riaz in Aik Din Geo Ke Saath
    - Gifted Honda Civic to Sohail Waraich in 2008
    Money Transferred From:
    Account Title: Bahria Town Pvt. Limited
    Account# 42279-2
    With Habib Bank Limited LDA Plaza Branch, Lahore
    Code:1315
    Swift: HABBPKKAX315
    18) Asma Sherazi
    Received 45 Lakh Rupees 1 instalment
    Money Transfer From
    Account Title Bahria Town Pvt Limited
    Account #51077-5
    With Habib Bank Limited LDA Plaza Bahria Town Lahore
    Code 1315
    Swift:HABBPKKAX315
    19) Sami Ibrahim
    Received 1 Crore
    1 Kanal Plot in Bahria Town
    Received Toyota Corolla in 2010
    Money Transfer From
    KASB Bank (Bahria Town Branch) Account #3710581401

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  • Truth Bites
    Jun 15, 2012 - 9:10PM

    why are we all jumping? Media around the world is not “FREE”, most of them work on some agendas, some media persons are actually on payrol of politicians, businessmen or a foriegn agencies. A current enquiry into phone hacking by news group of Ruppert Murdoch in UK is taking place, even after the newspaper is closed down as a result, current and past prime ministers, celebrities all appearing in commission to answer questions. This type of enquiry should be carried out how Riaz Malik type mafia linked to politics, media, government.

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  • hamza khan
    Jun 15, 2012 - 9:29PM

    @Omer:

    people dont miss a good thing until its gone. the country had stability, political or social under president musharraf. maybe we’ll come to our senses in the next elections.

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  • Shah
    Jun 15, 2012 - 9:39PM

    Both lost credit but i believe we as a nation have very short memory. Both should be banned and should be punished including all involved. Thats the only way to purify media which is main pillar in democratic system. Whole media should not get blame done by few. Media outlets now should audit every anchors. Our system is democratic system around 2000 and this is our system exposing bad people. Let the system move on by removing these people and mature system is only way to make Pakistan a progressive state.

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  • Umer
    Jun 15, 2012 - 9:40PM

    What a waste of public resources and public office to cover for one corrupt son. Conflict of interest as well as obstruction of justice and misuse of public funds. Is this not corruption and illegal?

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  • Umer
    Jun 15, 2012 - 9:47PM

    Interesting observation by dad Chaudhary during full court reference, at public expense, that a phone call by PM’s son during the show implicates PM. If an act by PM’s son makes PM responsible then why can’t Arsalan’s act implicate his dad by the very same token?

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  • hannan
    Jun 15, 2012 - 9:49PM

    The silver lining in this case is that there still are few ppl in Pakistan for whom morality and principles are above any monetary value …. Hats off to the guy who showed us the true face of pakistani media By putting himself in harms way he showed us all what dese anchor who speak about morality are all about they are no better then any dissolute and corrupt politicians !!!! And SC should launch an inquiry to reveal those ppl who are on the pay roll of bahria town ,,,, they should be handed down a punishment and should be made an example ….Recommend

  • Adeel Furqan Ahmad
    Jun 15, 2012 - 10:03PM

    I like Dunya News

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  • Vikram
    Jun 15, 2012 - 10:57PM

    @sumo:
    “Can some Indian friend post how many times the Indian Supreme Court has taken suo motu notices of petty and trivial issues during 2010, 2011, 2012?”

    That is needed when other regular machinery of law enforcement is not doing its job.

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  • Khurram Khalid
    Jun 15, 2012 - 10:57PM

    MR and CJ playing dirty games against each other.

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  • Suraj
    Jun 15, 2012 - 11:42PM

    I think SC cannot take action whether they are planted or not, unless there is something derogatory against judiciary..

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  • Suraj
    Jun 15, 2012 - 11:44PM

    How much time does ET take for moderation?

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  • Very 1
    Jun 16, 2012 - 1:19AM

    @pakistanibaloch:
    An eye opener! I just its not true. But if it is, shame on me for having watched their shows.

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  • Rizwan
    Jun 16, 2012 - 1:32AM

    Mubashir & Meher have destroyed the credibility of media .SHAME on you

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  • adam
    Jun 16, 2012 - 1:53AM

    how can you not know that you are on air?i think this was all staged. the directors and anchors have ear plugs for communication surely they knew this was happening. this proves our media is run by people behind the scenes

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  • Magnanimity
    Jun 16, 2012 - 1:55AM

    I admire Zardari for depicting the real face of Different political parties(especially of MQM’S huffing and puffing about being a Middle-class party and anti-feudalist party)and about our so-called “ANGELIC MEDIA and biased Anchorpersons “in his era
    Now it’s up to the people of of Pakistan to get benefited from this exposure and mould new Pakistan .

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  • usman
    Jun 16, 2012 - 2:14AM

    @ ordinary villager your comments please on maryam nawaz/safdar (read as you like it) and hamza shahbaz intervention during the show.

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  • DB
    Jun 16, 2012 - 2:24AM

    Imagine how much of our coverage is scripted by US through mediums like ET.

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  • DB
    Jun 16, 2012 - 2:29AM

    The whole civilian setup from journalists to rulers is sold out. Only army is not selling itself so far for petty gains.

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  • Aftab
    Jun 16, 2012 - 3:45AM

    This is brilliant, punish the people responsible for this. No mater who they are, including Malik Riaz. Law is the same for everyone. Love the CJ and there is no question of him resigning, no matter how hard the PPP tries to get rid of him. PM has actually been CONVICTED and he still hasn’t resigned. Vote for IMRAN KHAN to save Pakistan, there is no hope otherwise. Country needs real reform

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  • Khan
    Jun 16, 2012 - 4:43AM

    Blood-i—–telligent-Fixers

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  • Jun 17, 2012 - 5:21PM

    @pakistanibaloch:
    Can you confirm what was the source of this information?
    OR
    Any proof that above listed names are involved?

    If you dont or cant, please dont create baseless blames over anyone, i am sure most of these names are involved in this paradigm but we cant pinpoint anyone without proof otherwise what’d be the difference b/w us and MUBASHIR LUCQMAN, MEHR BUKHARI, and such others anchors!Recommend

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