ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court has taken Suo motu action against Mubashir Lucman -Anchor of ARY – and Sulaiman Iqbal, CEO of ARY in charge of contempt of court, PakistanTribe reported.
Famous Anchor Person of ARY Channel Mubasshir Lucman is facing charges in contempt of court. Supreme court has issued a charge sheet against TV Channel CEO.
The charge sheet said: “Your (Salman Iqbal, CEO, and Mubashir Lucman, anchorperson ARY TV channel) in a programme ‘Khara Sach’ aired on ARY news on 29-05-2014 wherein the words, gestures and tone not only defamed and scandalized this court, but also tended to bring it into hatred, ridicule and contempt.”
In addition it also stated “You (Salman and Mubashir) on the same day and time made statements against a judge of this court in order to bring him into hatred, ridicule and contempt thereby committed. We therefore direct you to be tried by this court.”
However in response Mubashir Lucman said that “I do not feel guilty and will contest the case.”
They are facing contempt of court charges under Article 204 of Constitution read with section 3 of ‘Contempt of Court Ordinance 2003’ punishable under Section 5 of the Ordinance and within the cognizance of this court.
Court has asked for sorry note from Mubashir Lucman which should be unconditional. Mubashir Lucman defended his channel saying that he was responsible for his statements and Sulaiman Iqbal had nothing to do with programme.
The court appointed Attorney General of Pakistan to act as prosecutor in this case and file the list of witnesses within fortnight.
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