October 05, 2017
Published 17 days ago
ISLAMABAD – The Council of Complaints of electronic media regulator PEMRA Thursday adjourned the hearing on a complaint by Intelligence Bureau against prominent anchor Arshad Sharif on the request of ARY News’ counsel’s request.
A PEMRA press release said that Barrister Shoaib Razzaq argued for Sharif while the counsel for ARY News, Barrister Masroor Shah sought one week’s time for preparation.
According to the regulator, Sharif in his program Power Play aired on September 25 and 27 alleged “initiation of a report by the IB and displayed a fake document with regard to linkages of 37 parliamentarians with militant organizations.”
An IB director had filed the complaint with PEMRA last week.
Meanwhile, PEMRA said there were similar complaints lodged before the Council of Complaints separately by Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly, and Pir Aslam Bodla, Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage. The Council issued summons to both of them and adjourned the hearing till October 13.
The News, October 31, 2016
I don’t know if this happens to you but every now and then I receive a letter from a lieutenant of a former despot who has $250 million with him which he needs to park and he is willing to give me half. This is usually on messenger and once in a way on email and somehow passes the safety net of the junk mail docket.