October 07, 2017
Published 15 days ago
ISLAMABAD – ARY News' star anchor Arshad Sharif against whom the Intelligence Bureau (IB) had a FIR registered Saturday, said he stands by what he reported on his show Power Play.
He told the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) in a written reply that he followed journalistic principle before broadcasting the story. It relates to an IB report that lists 37 parliamentarians suspected of having links with militant organizations.
The IB claims the story aired was fabricated and Sharif displayed a fake document. an allegation Sharif denied. He said his sources had confirmed the story too.
Meanwhile, the RIUJ Saturday constituted a high-level fact-finding committee ascertain the actual position.
The committee headed by senior journalist Nasir Malik has the following TORs:
The other members of the committee are Muhammad Riaz, Hamid Mir, Shakeel Anjum, Kashif Abbasi, Sagheer Chaudhry and Kalbe Ali.
The Express Tribune, January 13, 2017
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