Notice issued to Bol anchorperson Sami Ibrahim

Published April 19, 2019
Senior journalist Sami Ibrahim was issued a contempt of court notice for allegedly scandalising LHC judges. — SS courtesy of Youtube
Senior journalist Sami Ibrahim was issued a contempt of court notice for allegedly scandalising LHC judges. — SS courtesy of Youtube

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued a notice to senior journalist and anchorperson Sami Ibrahim for allegedly scandalising high court judges.

Justice Amir Bhatti also issued a notice to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after hearing the petition filed by Advocate Saqib Gujjar.

The plaintiff, seeking contempt of court proceedings against Sami Ibrahim, contended that the journalist had stirred a controversy about LHC Chief Justice Sardar Shamim and another judge Malik Shahzad. He said Sami Ibrahim alleged that the judges of the LHC were providing illegal relief to the PML-N.

Read more: Dr Shahid Masood arrested from court premises after IHC judge dismisses bail

According to the advocate, the journalist alleged that Judge Malik Shahzad has close ties to the PML-N and that his relatives are in the party, on the basis of which the party was able to secure relief.

He also said that Sami Ibrahim claimed that the LHC chief justice was a follower of Tableeghi Jamaat while Nawaz Sharif of the PML-N also belongs to Raiwind. The Jamaat's headquarters are situated in Raiwind.

The petitioner contended that the controversial remarks were tantamount to contempt of court, so legal action be initiated against the senior journalist.

Opinion

Editorial

The Musharraf enigma
Updated 06 Feb, 2023

The Musharraf enigma

The Musharraf era holds numerous lessons for Pakistan’s ruling elite, civilian and military.
Staying neutral
06 Feb, 2023

Staying neutral

THE Election Commission of Pakistan has what is perhaps one of the most thankless jobs in the country. The countless...
Wikipedia ban
06 Feb, 2023

Wikipedia ban

THE country was back in a familiar, dark place last week when the PTA blocked Wikipedia over the charge that it...
IMF’s firm stance
Updated 05 Feb, 2023

IMF’s firm stance

Pakistan needs to complete the review to stave off a default as well as to unlock inflows from other multilateral and bilateral lenders.
Grotesque bigotry
05 Feb, 2023

Grotesque bigotry

FREEDOM to profess one’s faith is guaranteed by the Constitution of Pakistan. However, for the country’s Ahmadi...
Kashmir reflections
05 Feb, 2023

Kashmir reflections

ASIDE from Kashmir Day, which the nation is observing today as an official holiday, there are a number of other days...