ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court issued notices on Thursday to five people, including business tycoon Malik Riaz and Chief Executive Dunya News Mian Aamir, over leaked off-air footages of a “planted show” aired on Dunya News on June 13.
A two-member bench, comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Muhammad Athar Saeed, was hearing a petition filed by Lawyers Writers Forum President Liaqat Ali Qureshi. The petition held Riaz, Chairman PEMRA, Dunya News through its Chief Executive Mian Aamir and anchors Mubashir Lucman and Meher Bokhari as respondents.
The petitioner urged the court to prosecute all the five respondents under the Contempt of Court Law with a plea to take appropriate action against them in the interest of justice.
Earlier, in a full court meeting, the apex court had formed a two-judge committee to probe the issue. Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain are the members of the committee.