Jang Group could be banned from court coverage, warns SC

Published: August 16, 2018


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday warned that Jang/Geo Group could be banned from covering court proceedings “if deliberate misreporting is done in future”.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar clarified that his last statement regarding the formation of a Joint Investigation Team was misreported and the TV channel aired an entire program discussing it. Justice Nisar further said that he had referred to the JIT formed in the Dawn Leaks case by the federal government.

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The chief justice added that he unintentionally said Panamagate case which made headlines in the country’s media. “Ask Mir Ibrahim [publisher] to appear before SC tomorrow,” the CJP asked a Jang reporter present in the courtroom.

During the last hearing, the CJP observed that it was former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan who first inducted members of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) in a JIT.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • ali
    Aug 16, 2018 - 5:03PM

    Govt should take over Geo Group management. This group has always conspired against Pakistan and its Armed Forces.Recommend

  • Javaid Iqbal
    Aug 16, 2018 - 5:15PM

    This Jang group is beneficiary by previous regime and a greed group. They do not care national interests but rather watch Mir’s interest. They should be banned or let them bycott. I am sure their foreign masters will come for rescue in the name of press freedom.Recommend

  • Farooq
    Aug 16, 2018 - 5:45PM

    Geo has never learnt from its mistakes
    So many people boycott it now, still they don’t learn
    It is best to ban them from SC proceedings as there should be a limit to tolerance as well for there wrong reports Recommend

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