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Islamabad: Former president Supreme Court Bar Association Asman Jahangir has alleged that creators of the Pakistan Tehrik-e- Insaf were behind the conspiracy against the judges and the apex court, a reference to Arsalan case.

Speaking to media on Monday, Mrs Jehangir said she had not conspired against the court as she never met property tycoon Malik Riaz.

“Those who created PTI are behind the conspiracy against Supreme Court of Pakistan,” she said, adding that the conspiracy was aimed at pressuring the judges.

Replying a query regarding new prime minister, she said the Pakistan People’s Party had not given good message to the people by making Raja Pervez Ashraf Prime Minister.

SC made several corruption cases, which i don’t know are right or wrong but i am sure about Mr Asharaf’s involvement in  corruption.

Answering another question, she said the Supreme Court should itself sent a letter to Swiss authorities instead of asking the prime minister.

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Chief justice observed that the order should be sent to Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza for implementation.

ISLAMABAD: While hearing the dual nationality case on Monday, the Supreme Court suspended Pakistan Peoples Party’s MNA Zahid Iqbal’s membership of the National Assembly

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing the case.

The chief justice observed that the order should be sent to Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza for implementation.

He said that Advisor on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik was heading the Interior Ministry despite the suspension of his NA membership.

Meanwhile, Member of National Assembly Jamil Malik appeared before the court and submitted his statement in the court. He said that he is not a citizen, but a national of Holland. The chief justice questioned, “How can one be a national without being a citizen?”

MNA Farhat Khan, MPA Nadia Gabol, MPA Ashraf Chouhan, MPA Wasim Qadir and MPA Nadeem Qadir were issued notices to submit their documents again.

The Supreme Court granted more time to Malik to submit his documents and adjourned the hearing till July 2, 2012.

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Islamabad: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday has termed the ruling of Supreme Court, as unconstitutional and unlawful.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court  case on Tuesday, setting aside ruling of the   National Assembly Speaker Fehmida Mirza.

Yousuf Raza Gilani said that although the decision of the SC was unconstitutional but he left his premiership in the broader interest of the nation.

The former PM further said that SC has no authority to remove him in such a manner.

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Islamabad: As the Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and ruled that the office of the prime minister fell vacant since April 26, when he was convicted by the seven member bench of apex court for not implementing court orders of writing letter to Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, the International media took the news as breaking and made headlines of the disqualification news.

See the few headlines of International media.

Daily News & Analysis

PPP accepts Pak SC ruling, says new premier to be chosen tonight

Businessweek  

Pakistan’s Top Court Rules Gilani Ineligible to Be Premier

The Age 

Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies PM

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia  

Pakistan Supreme Court cashiers PM Gilani

Khaleej Times

Pakistan president convenes emergency party talks

USA TODAY

Pakistani court rules PM disqualified from office

Al-Arabiya –

Pakistani court disqualifies PM

Bangkok Post

Court disqualifies Pakistan PM Gilani from office

Irish Examiner

Pakistan disqualifies Prime Minister from office

Fox News 

Pakistani court rules prime minister disqualified from office

Sydney Morning Herald

Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies PM

Reuters 

Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies prime minister

Agenzia Giornalistica Italia

Pakistan Supreme Court cashiers PM Gilani

The Guardian 

Pakistan court strips Yousuf Raza Gilani of prime ministership

Daily Beast

Pakistan Court Bans PM from Office

Telegraph.co.uk 

Pakistan in turmoil after court bans Prime Minister Yousuf Gilani from office

Press TV 

Pakistan’s top court declares Premier Gilani ineligable

Daily Bhaskar 

Blow to Gilani: SC declares Pakistan PM ineligible for office

 

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The notorious “Media Gate” scandal involving business tycoon Malik Riaz and private TV anchors Mehar Bukari and Mubahsar Lucman has created a wave within the nation. Many questions have been posed with a finger being pointed onto the credibility of journalists. Almost 19 journalist are mentioned on the so-called “Media Gate” list.

Mehar Bukhari, the main accused in the video leaked on YouTube, came forward with a TV program show on Thursday. The private TV anchor, during her TV show, clarified her position while labeling the video posting on the internet as an act of robbery.

Mehar Bukhari said that is a normal ritual within the media industry to listen to the demands of the guest who is being interviewed. “Whoever comes to an interview do have their own requirements, they want to be asked certain questions and we as anchors have to oblige them,” said Mehar.

“If the interview was planted, then why me and Lucman had to co-ordinate the entire program during the break of the live show. If it was a planted interview, it should have been planned way earlier,” stated Mehar Bukhari

Mehar Bukhari added that her name on the letter head of Bahria Town would be investigated and the other journalists mentioned on the list would also take appropriate action against the accusations. She added that the entire list of journalists, after proper legal consultation, may file for defamation against Malik Riaz and she in person would go to court against the business tycoon

Qamar Zaman Kaira was brought in to help with the clarification of Mehar Bukhari. The Federal Information Minister stated that during breaks of live TV programs, politicians and journalist chat normally, joking as if conversing with friends. This is because they know each other quiet well.

Kaira further stated that this interview could not have been planned because if the program would have been planted then why the two anchor, Mehar and Mubashir, were found arguing with each other with respect to the pattern and the questions to be asked during the talk show.

Kaira attested Mehar’s claim that questions are asked on the request of the guest and the anchors of such talk shows do oblige these requests, stating it to be a normal procedure.

The video posting on the internet was deemed illegal and unconstitutional by Kaira.

Khawaja Mohammad Asif was also called upon during the show and he also defended Mehar Bukhari by stating that although a nexus seemed somewhat visible between Lucman, Malik Riaz and Abdul Qadir Gilani; Mehar Bukhari seemed a victim to fall under the eclipse of the entire scenario.

Mehar Bukari ended her clarification by adding that she did not receive any instructions with respect to the questions, the only instructions that she was given was no to harass the guest and give him space to talk freely. She added that normal discussions were made during the interview; such discussions are a normal routine work during such interviews. She finally swore that neither her management nor ‘she in person’ were involved in planting the interview.

“If I lie or if I have received a single penny or a single yard of any land from Malik Riaz, may Allah reveal His wrath upon me,” she added.

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A full court meeting of the Supreme Court of Pakistan headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry held here in Islamabad on Friday.

During the meeting, Supreme Court Registrar Faqir Hussain briefed the meeting about the controversial TV interview of real estate tycoon Malik Riaz, the main character of country’s one of the biggest ever scandals.

The Registrar told the meeting that the interview was an attempt to defame the apex court while prime minister’s son Abdul Qadir Gilani also telephoned in the middle of the interview. He said the video footage showed planted questions were asked during the interview.

Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Abdul Jabbar was also present during the meeting. The unedited video played in the meeting.

The Chief Justice asked what could he done into matter as the Court was being vilified on TV channel. He said the conspiracy against the court had exposed. ” Even parliament cannot discuss the court,” he said.

“Wasn’t there any violation, it is very serious issue,” the CJ quizzed the PEMRA chief.

Jabbar told the meeting that the PEMRA took action against channels if it received complaints.

 

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Friday took notice of the leaked video clip pertaining to mid-break discussion by Dunya TV hosts during Malik Riaz’s interview,

The SC has summoned the record of the off-air clip from Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) by afternoon.

It is pertinent to mention that behind the scenes footage showing Dunya TV hosts Mubashir Lucman and Mehr Bokhari talking to Riaz during their show has surfaced on YouTube and some mainstream TV channels under the title ‘Malik Riaz Planted Interview with Mehar Bokhari and Mubashir Lucman on Dunya TV’.

It establishes the connection of the prime minister’s son with the whole Malik affair, attempt of Mian Nawaz Sharif’s daughter to get a favourable comment from Malik Riaz.

The involvement of the owner of Dunya TV cannot be ruled out in this conspiracy, as there were strict instructions from him to the anchors not to interrupt Malik Riaz. Mian Amir was also named by Lucman that he had pressurised him to conduct the show.

It is worth mention here that Mian Amir is considered close to the government circles and his television channel is getting more share than its ranking from the government ads.

There are two videos, in one of which Mubashir Lucman is seen receiving a call on his cell phone from Ali Qadir Gilani, son of Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, and Mubashir told him that Riaz Malik was not letting him name Hamid Mir, the known Geo TV anchor. Later Lucman gave his phone to Malik Riaz, and then PM’s son and Riaz Malik talked to each other.

During the mid-break ‘planning’, Mehr Bokhari told Malik Riaz that she would ask questions relating to the chief justice and Arsalan Iftikhar as Arsalan has told her that he never met Malik Riaz. Malik Riaz agreed.

Malik Riaz also asked the so-called anchors that he wanted to readout some documents, which later turned out to be orders of the Supreme Court against him.

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