Lahore – Lahore High Court (LHC)’s the five member bench has issued orders to ARY News to on air prime time program of Mubasher Lucman – Khara Sach – according to schedule.
The five member bench comprising of Justice Ali Akbar Naqvi, Justice Kazim Raza Shamsi, Justice Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, Justice Shehzada Mazhar and Justice Sohail Iqbal Bhatti heard the case on Friday.
ARY Network CEO Salman Iqbal and Khara Sach host Mubasher Lucman appeared in the court hearing today. Large number of journalists were also present as well.
In his statement, Salman Iqbal said that the entire administration of ARY News whole-heartedly supports the judiciary and state institutions and the organization cannot even think of disrespecting them. He pleaded the court to announce such a verdict that set the guidelines for all institutions.
The bench remarked that the courts are for all the citizens and everyone will receive justice from it. The court further remarked that the social evils that were exposed in the program is a good act.
Mubashir Lucman, in his statement, said that he will continue his struggle against the problems in the society.
LHC, in its orders, granted permission to air ‘Khara’ Sach according to routine whereas it granted exemption to Mubasher Lucman and Salman Iqbal from the next hearing of the case.
The court adjourned the hearing of the case for two weeks.
On 17th of October Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory (PEMRA) ordered that Mubashir Lucman cannot work with ARY and all other TV channels as a commentator, host and anchor. He was banned by PEMRA after the courts order.