Chan­nel team sum­moned in FM’s defamation case

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD—The Ad­di­tional District and Ses­sions Judge Is­lam­abad-West has sum­moned ARY Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Sal­man Iqbal, an­chors Ar­shad Sharif and As­sad Kharal on June 17 in the li­bel suit filed by the Finance Min­is­ter.

Ao­ord­ing to a Finance Min­istry spokesper­son, tak­ing strong ex­cep­tion to the slan­der­ous tele­casts and pub­li­ca­tions against Finance Min­is­ter Ishaq Dar by ARY News through its Pro­gramme “News @ 3 with Maria Me­mon” aired on April 16, 2016, le­gal no­tices were served on ARY Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Sal­man Iqbal and an­chors Ar­shad Sharif and As­sad Kharal for air­ing li­belous con­tent and al­leg­ing that the Finance Min­is­ter held a meet­ing with Panamian Deputy Min­is­ter for Econ­omy.

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