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SC Bans Shahid Masood’s Programme For 3 Months

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday banned Shahid Masood’s Programme for three months over leveling baseless allegations.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo motu case on Masood’s allegations about the convict in the Zainab rape and murder case
Giving his remarks in the case, the CJP said that that Masood had repeatedly said that if his allegations are proven wrong then the court could hang him.
The chief justice said that the court would not forgive the anchor unless he would would face punishment over the wrongdoing.“Now you suggest your punishment on your own,” remarked the chief justice adding that the anchorperson should tender an unconditional apology over the issue.
The CJP said that this is either not the court that Shahid Masood was expecting or he might have changed.
Earlier in the today’s proceedings, the anchorperson submitted an unconditional apology to the court but the bench ruled to reprimand the anchorperson over his controversial remarks. As the hearing began, the chief justice revealed that the anchorperson had ridiculed a court officer on his show a day after appearing in court.
“It is possible we initiate contempt proceedings against him,” the chief justice remarked, adding, “how dare he say this about my law officer”.
Chief Justice Nisar also directed Masood’s counsel, Shah Khawar, to make his client understand, in his own language, that the court knows how to get itself respected as well.
The chief justice then directed the airing of the TV programme in court and adjourned the hearing briefly before reconvening and suspending the show.