ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued contempt notices to the owner and four employees of Waqt TV on Wednesday after taking exception to a programme aired this week.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued the notices to Rameeza Majeed Nizami, the owner of Nawa-i-Waqt Group, anchorperson Matiullah Jan, bureau chief Sardar Hameed and producers Mohammad Ali Javed and Zeeshan Mehmood over the contents of Apna Apna Gareban, a programme hosted by Mr Matiullah on Monday (Feb 5) which examined allegations that lawyers had encroached upon a football ground in Islamabad’s Sector F-8.

The IHC order said some of the utterances made in the programme amounted to contempt of court.

The court will resume proceedings on Feb 12.

Published in Dawn, February 8th, 2018

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