February 22, 2018
ISLAMABAD – Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court has dropped a contempt of court case against Waqt News presenter Matiullah Jan and the channel management.
The contempt notice related to a show aired on February 5 that was about the encroachment of a football ground in Sector F-8 by lawyers.
The judge had said earlier his name was unnecessarily brought up in the program Apna Apna Gareban hosted by Matiullah Jan and that the information aired was unverified.
However, Justice Siddiqui on Wednesday stated that the proceedings had been dropped “by showing grace and kindness.”
Waqt News CEO Rameeza Majid Nizami and Islamabad Bureau Chief Sardar Hameed tendered an unconditional apology.
Matiullah also submitted an undertaking and regretted airing unverified information. He assured the court he would be cautious in future.
Pakistan Observer, November 19, 2016