Tuesday Jan 06, 2015

SC frames charges against Salman Iqbal, Mubashir Lucman

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has rejected the pleas for unconditional forgiveness from ARY owner Salman Iqbal and anchor Mubashir Lucman and framed charges against the two.

Level allegations without evidence, launch a vilification campaign, use the name of Almighty, the holy Qur’an and Pakistan but ask for forgiveness at once when the court orders to produce evidence in support of such claims.

This is exactly what happened in the Supreme Court of Pakistan when it ordered Salman Iqbal and Mubashir Lucman to come up with proof in support of the allegations they had been leveling.

A three-judge SC bench, headed by Justice Aijaz Afzal, conducted hearing of the contempt of court case under Article 204 against ARY CEO Salman Iqbal and anchor Mubashir Lucman.

The court turned down the apology offered in writing by both the individuals, ruling the apology is not unconditional. Later, the SC framed charged against the two.

According to the charges, Mubashir Lucman and Salman Iqbal deliberately humiliated a judge of the apex court.

Both the accused assured the court that they would submit their replies in writing on the charges within a week.

Later, the court appointed the Attorney General as the prosecutor of the case and directed him to submit names of the witnesses in two weeks.