ISLAMABAD – The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar slapped a ban of 3 months on the show hosted by renowned anchor Dr. Shahid Masood.
Expressing regret at presenter Shahid Masood’s remarks regarding Additional Advocate General, Asma Hamid, on Tuesday, the chief judge said that Shahid Masood insulted his court officer.
“It is possible we initiate contempt proceedings against him, how dare he say this about my law officer,” remarked the CJP in a furious tone.
Imposing a ban of three months on ‘Live With Dr Shahid Masood’ currently broadcasted by News One, the CJP remarked that the bench would not hand him the death sentence as proposed by himself in his show.
‘Maybe you take the courts lightly. This is not the old judiciary,’ the chief justice remarked, adding that the apex court was working until 7 pm these days.
Shahid, who refused to apologize before the Chief Justice at the Lahore Registry on January 28 also tendered an unconditional apology before the supreme court during today’s hearing.
The anchorperson had claimed during a late night show that Zainab’s alleged murderer was a member of a pornography gang, which also includes a sitting minister from Punjab.
During another hearing of the case, Masood had also told the court that the suspect had 37 foreign accounts.
Zainab Amin, a seven-year-old, girl was brutally raped and killed in Qasur city of Punjab by Imran. The prime accused was arrested after his DNA matched the samples recovered from the crime scene.