CJP’s flowers for Hamid Mir irk Kaira

Kaira, however, condemns attempted attack on Mir, saying government stood behind him.


Our Correspondent November 28, 2012

LAHORE: Information Qamar Zaman Kaira has taken exception to Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry presenting a bouquet to senior news anchor Hamid Mir, saying the top judge should not have done so, especially when Mir was a petitioner in a case involving the information ministry.

However, the minister condemned the attempted attack on Mir, saying “the government stood behind him.”

Talking to journalists at a lunch meeting, he said the government will devise ways to provide security to journalists, as it salutes media men who have laid down their lives in the line of duty.

Senior journalist and anchor Hamid Mir escaped an assassination bid on Monday when police defused a bomb planted under his car in Islamabad.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 28th, 2012.

COMMENTS (29)

Lord | 8 years ago | Reply

@nadeem: I am not a Jiyaala but thinking impartially you will also realize this. Why he took notice of such incidents there should be a criteria on basis of which SC will get involved.Justice should be served across the board without favoritism towards region , sect and community.Is shia blood in this country too cheap. http://tribune.com.pk/story/174756/kharotabad-incident-sc-asks-for-report-on-chechens-killing/ http://tribune.com.pk/story/343410/sc-takes-suo-motu-notice-of-waheeda-shah-slapping-incident/ http://tribune.com.pk/story/412645/sc-orders-bakers-free-to-set-samosa-prices/ http://tribune.com.pk/story/384407/court-order-payout-ordered-for-families-of-those-slain-in-lal-masjid/ Hope reply will serve the intended purpose.

Khalq e Khuda | 8 years ago | Reply

According to judges code of conduct the Judges should even avoid reading news unnecessarily to avoid any bias. But here we have a Chief Justice sending out bouquets to journalists.

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