IHC disposes petition filed by senior anchorperson Sami Ibrahim

Bol News  |  May 16, 2022

IHC disposes petition filed by senior anchorperson Sami Ibrahim

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday heard the petition against the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)’s harassment of the journalists.

As per details, Chief Justice (CJ) Athar Minallah sluff off the petition filed by senior journalist and anchorperson Sami Ibrahim’s mother in the FIA harassment case.

President Bol News Sami Ibrahim, upon his return from the United States (US), appeared before the court along with his legal practitioner.

On the other hand, FIA submitted a written report before the court in this regard.

Read more: International Federation of Journalists condemns inquiry against Sami Ibrahim

The court said that FIA has claimed that no FIR has been registered so far in this regard and the agency has been following the SOPs.

CJ Athar Minallah said that Sami Ibrahim sought bail in his petition that was granted to him.

“Sami Ibrahim can now file his own petition”, the court said.

Notably, FIA summoned the anchorperson in person on May 13 (Friday) at 11:00 a.m, under PECA’s Section 20, which criminalises defamation, according to the notification. The FIA notification stated that the journalist’s video “spread false and baseless claims against high government personnels.”

 

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