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SC lifts ban on Aamir Liaquat

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday nullified the Islamabad High Court (IHC) decision regarding imposition of ban on anchorperson Dr Aamir Liaquat from appearing on television channels.

A three-member bench of SC, presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, took up for hearing the appeal plea filed by Aamir Liaquat against the IHC decision.

Babar Awan, counsel for the petitioner, said during the course of the hearing that the petitioner had withdrawn the case in IHC but the high court shut down the programme by taking a suo motu notice.

CJP Nisar remarked that the high court was not authorised to take a suo motu notice and lifted the ban on Liaquat.

Addressing Babar Awan, the CJP remarked that if Liaquat violated the court’s orders, then contempt of court proceedings would be initiated against him. You should make your client understand that if he does not comply with our orders, then he would not be able to conduct a programme on the television, Nisar added.

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