By Raza Ruman
Islamabad, Feb 22 (www.pakdestiny.com) Getting furious, Ansar Abbasi of The News has filed a defamation case against a Waqat News’ anchor Ameer Abbas and Lahore Press Club President Arshad Ansari.
The channel aired a program on Jan 1, 2013 hosted by Ameer Abbas in which one guest, Arshad Ansari, leveled the allegation that Ansar Abbasi has made “factories in Dubai with bribe money”.
In his petition, Ansar has maintained that after the baseless allegations of the guest, the anchor person didn’t even demand any evidence from the guest and didn’t even object to this defamatory statement. It is also pleaded in the petition that TV channel failed to fulfill its responsibility and obligation to follow rules and regulations. PEMRA also kept a blind eye on the episode. Court took up the case Thursday and has issued notices to the private TV channel, two media persons and PEMRA for March 15, 2013.
Sources told Pak Destiny that a couple of journalists have been working on Ansar’s property he made in Pakistan especially in Murree and present the proof in media shortly.
The Poor Abbasi who is known in media fraternity a “militant journalist” is banking on his good connection in the superior judiciary to fix Shermela, Ameer and Ansari. Lets see whether his friends in judiciary oblige him. – Pak Destiny.