January 05, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan Monday indicted Salman Iqbal, Chief Executive Officer of ARY News and anchor Mubashar Lucman in a contempt of court case.
The court initiated the contempt proceedings against the duo on September 9, 2014 after Lucman allegedly tried to malign judiciary in one of his talk shows.
A three-member special bench led by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Mushir Alam resumed hearing in the case.
Turning down unconditional apologies submitted by the duo, the bench framed charges of contempt against them and issued directives to the Attorney General for Pakistan Salman Aslam Butt to submit list of witnesses in 15 days to prosecute Iqbal and Lucman in the case.
The court also granted a week to both the respondents in the case to submit their separate replies to the questions asked in the charge sheet.
Responding to the charge sheet, Lucman said, “I do not feel guilty and will contest the case.”
Hearing of the case was adjourned until January 22.