ISLAMABAD:Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday dropped contempt proceedings against anchor person Matti Ullah Jan, owner of Waqt TV channel Rameeza Majeed Nizami , its bureau chief and producers of the programme 'Apna Apna Gareban' after submission of unconditional apology.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui heard the contempt of court proceedings against the respondents on airing contemptuous programme against the judiciary.
According to the un-conditional and corrected apology, the respondents stated that they would be within limits prescribed by the organic law of the country, constitution and other laws of the land, in future.
Subsequently after tendering apology by the respondents the bench showed grace and kindness towards the respondents and discharged the notice.
It is pertinent to mention here that on previous hearings Justice Siddiqui had observed that in the programme the Anchor person Mati Ullah Jan prima facia name of a judge of the IHC repeated and again with malafide intention and in order to mislead the viewers.
The court also observed that the Anchor person seemed to be habitual of conducting programme without observing code of conduct norms of decency and morality and unaware of the constitution of the country, which fall under the definition of blackmailing the institute as well.
However after receiving notice by the court the respondents submitted apology but the court rejected it as the language of the apology was objectionable and directed them to re-submit corrected one.APP/AFP