February 07, 2018
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday nullified the Islamabad High Court (IHC) decision regarding a ban on anchorperson Dr. Aamir Liaquat from appearing on television channels.
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court presided over by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, took up for hearing the appeal plea filed by Liaquat against the IHC decision.
Babar Awan, counsel for the petitioner, said during the course of the hearing that the petitioner had withdrawn the case in IHC but the high court shut down the program by taking a suo motu notice.
The chief justice remarked that the high court was not authorized to take a suo motu notice and lifted the ban on Liaquat.
Addressing Babar Awan, the CJP remarked that if Liaquat violated the court’s orders, then contempt of court proceedings would be initiated against him. "You should make your client understand that if he does not comply with our orders, then he would not be able to conduct a program on television," Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said.
The Islamabad High Court had banned Liaquat from appearing on television in December, the day after he joined Channel 24 as president. - Online/Photo: Twitter (@Aamir Liaquat)
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