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SC ban Dr Shahid Masood TV show for three months

21 March, 2018

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court ordered on Tuesday a three-month ban on anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood’s TV show. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo motu case on the anchorperson’s now-debunked allegations about the Zainab murder case convict’s ‘foreign links’.

During the proceedings, the anchorperson submitted an unconditional apology to the court but the bench ruled to reprimand the anchorperson over his controversial remarks.

As the hearing began, the chief justice revealed that the anchorperson had ridiculed a court officer on his show a day after appearing in the court. “It is possible we initiate contempt proceedings against him,” the chief justice remarked, adding, “How dare he say this about my law officer”.

The chief justice directed the airing of the TV programme in court and adjourned the hearing briefly before reconvening and suspending the show.

As the hearing resumed, the chief justice remarked that the anchorperson had said if the allegations were proven false, then he should be hanged. “Now you decide your own punishment,” he added.

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