Video leak: SC issues notices to Riaz, chief executive Dunya News

Published: June 28, 2012
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Petition urges court to prosecute five respondents under Contempt of Court law. Lucman, Bokhari also issued notices. PHOTO: FILE

Petition urges court to prosecute five respondents under Contempt of Court law. Lucman, Bokhari also issued notices. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court issued notices on Thursday to five people, including business tycoon Malik Riaz and Chief Executive Dunya News Mian Aamir, over leaked off-air footages of a “planted show” aired on Dunya News on June 13.

A two-member bench, comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Muhammad Athar Saeed, was hearing a petition filed by Lawyers Writers Forum President Liaqat Ali Qureshi. The petition held Riaz, Chairman PEMRA, Dunya News through its Chief Executive Mian Aamir and anchors Mubashir Lucman and Meher Bokhari as respondents.

The petitioner 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.

Earlier, in a full court meeting, the apex court had formed a two-judge committee to probe the issue. Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain are the members of the committee.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Nadir
    Jun 28, 2012 - 8:19PM

    How about the fact that he has been evading arrest for over a week? Why isnt he in jail already!!

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  • Logic Europe
    Jun 28, 2012 - 8:25PM

    how can he be jailed, he has paid everyone

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  • Logic Europe
    Jun 28, 2012 - 8:31PM

    itbis so sad supreme court that is supposed to give advice to courts and adjusted on their decisions affecting millions of ordinary peoples is busy in futile exercises of suo moto here and suo moto there ,It will not change anything but the dignity of law is decreasing in stature

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  • Khurram Khalid
    Jun 28, 2012 - 8:47PM

    Supreme Court of Pakistan is abusing the concept of “contempt of court”.

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  • Das
    Jun 28, 2012 - 9:08PM

    @K Khalid,

    Not the SC, but the people going to SC to act.Recommend

  • RKM
    Jun 28, 2012 - 9:10PM

    but what about no security, power outages, killings, street crime, and etc etc etc?? Why no suo motu on them?Recommend

  • Raza Khan
    Jun 28, 2012 - 9:10PM

    What about Arsalan case? Have we forgotten him?

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  • Umer
    Jun 28, 2012 - 9:11PM

    @Nadir:

    He is not from PPP, that is why.

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  • Anil
    Jun 28, 2012 - 9:40PM

    without going into details, I think Mubashir Lucman deserves this notice , these anchors love to grill and humiliate others on their shows but cant bare any criticism on themselves

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  • howz dat
    Jun 28, 2012 - 11:46PM

    i am soooo not a lucman fan …i hate his talk show but quick question….why is everyone blaming him only….why isnt Ms Bokhari being dragged into it….she was there…..she used the word planted question not lucman….i think they both should be called in for questioning.

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  • John
    Jun 29, 2012 - 12:19AM

    Who will even think of prosecuting the two most powerful and resourceful people of this holy land? The wrath may fall on the anchors but rest assured others the elite will be free as a bird.

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  • YA
    Jun 29, 2012 - 1:34AM

    What farce, this is the guy who was happy to take oath under Musharraf after he threw the Ganja, now he carries the flag of Constitution, My opinion is that he cant even read the constitution due to blurred myopic vision.

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