May 06, 2018
KARACHI – A sessions court in Karachi on Saturday issued bailable arrest warrants for CEO Geo News Mir Ibrahim ur Rahman in a case relating to airing and publishing of false news against senior investigative journalist Asad Kharal.
That news was aired on Geo and published in Daily Jang and The News.
The owner of Geo-Jang Group, Mir Shakeelur Rahman, was present in court. He has already been granted bail.
The Additional District and Sessions Judge IX South, Hifzur Rahman, adjourned the hearing until May 19.
Asad had aired news about the alleged corruption of Jahangir Siddiqui, a relative of Mir Shakil.
Following this, the Geo-Jang Group ran false news against Asad using the court’s name. As a result, the journalist approached the sessions court.
Asad told the court on Saturday that the accused had attempted to damage his reputation to please their relatives.
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