Media house calls for investigating allegations

Petition calls for ascertaining authenticity of list of journalists, who received financial favours from Malik Riaz.

Our Correspondent June 20, 2012


Days after the Supreme Court decided to take action against an allegedly planted television programme, Independent Media Corporation (Pvt) Limited, the parent company of Geo Television Network, moved the apex court, demanding an independent commission to investigate allegations against media persons.

The petition, filed by Advocate Akram Sheikh under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution, has nominated the federation and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) as respondents.

The petition calls for ascertaining the authenticity and genuineness of a list of media personnel, printed on a Bahria Town letterhead, who allegedly received financial favours from Malik Riaz.

The list, which was widely but anonymously circulated, includes bank accounts and other details which make it appear authentic.

Published In The Express Tribune, June 20th, 2012.


Mubashir | 9 years ago | Reply

A welcome move.

Those who have nothing to hide have nothing to fear!!

Ajamal | 9 years ago | Reply

Good chance for the media to clean itself. Other channels should also join Geo in moving SC and Government for an independent and powerful commission to carry out full investigation.

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