Islamabad High Court grills top anchorperson for calling Nawaz Sharif bail as a DEAL
ISLAMABAD – Islamabad High Court grills top anchorperson for calling Nawaz Sharif bail as a DEAL.
During the hearing of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s bail application in Al-Azizia case on medical grounds, Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Athar Minallah summoned anchorpersons to rostrum for sharing news of alleged deal between PML-N and the government.
Justice Athar Minallah told anchorpersons that it is regrettful to hear some anchorpersons talking about the deal. This act is affecting public trust in the judiciary.
Media trial starts even before hearing of the case, whereas, judges’ trial is also being held on social media. Judiciary is a respectable institution, he added.
“Are other institutions and prime minister part of any deal”, the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court asked.
He said the judiciary hears cases of political personalities as per law. We showed great patience when we heard rumours regarding deal. An elected prime minister is also being maligned. Where is Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
Meanwhile, the court announced 30-minute break in the case hearing.