Prominent Anchor Rauf Klasra in trouble
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has approached the Islamabad High Court challenging an order of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra)’s Council of Complaints which had dismissed his complaint against a private TV channel and its anchor, Rauf Klasra.
The NA speaker’s complaint against Klasra was dismissed on July 31. In the petition, the counsel said that Sadiq filed an application against Channel 92 and Klasra for accusing him of kidnapping father of a NADRA official to pressurise him to refrain from documenting evidence of alleged rigging during elections in NA-122, from where Sadiq won.
He made Pemra through its chairman, Galaxy Broadcast Network (Pvt) Ltd – 92 News – and Klasra respondents in the petition.
In the petition, Sadiq through his authorised person, Abdul Jabbar, the then Secretary NA, lodged a complaint before Pemra on September 7, 2016, against the false allegations aired by 92 News on September 6, 2016, through its programme “Muqabil”.
Sadiq said that Klasra did not restrict his accusations to appellant but also maliciously involved Sadiq’s elder son, Dr Ali Sadiq, and chairman NADRA in his deceitful allegations.