The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to five people, including Malik Riaz and the Chief Executive of Dunya News Television Mian Amir.
The notices were issued in reaction to leaked footage of a talk show on Dunya News of property tycoon Malik Riaz.
The petition was heard by a two-member bench of Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Muhammad Athar Saeed. The petition was filed by President Lawyers Writers Forum Liaqat Ali Qureshi. He cited Malik Riaz, Pemra chairman, Dunya News Television through its Chief Executive Mian Aamir, anchorpersons Mubashir Lucman and Mehr Bukhari as respondents.
The petitioner has urged the court to prosecute all the five respondents under the contempt of court law with a plea to take appropriate action against them in the interest of justice. Recently, in a full court meeting, the apex court had formed a two-judge committee to probe such issues. Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain are the members of the committee.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2012.