IHC seeks report regarding FIRs against journalists.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday sought report from secretary interior regarding the registration of cases across the country against TV anchors including Arshad Sharif, Sami Ibrahim and Moeed Pirzada.

Chief Justice Athar Minallah, hearing the case, also stopped the provision of the custody of said TV anchors to other provinces without the approval of court and served notices to Secretary Interior, IGP and Deputy Commissioner ICT.

At the outset of hearing, petitioner's lawyer Faisal Chaudhry Advocate submitted that more FIRs were being registered against Arshad Sharif in Sindh and Balochistan as well.

The chief justice observed that the journalists were being targeted for last three years.

The lawyer said that ten FIRs had been registered against Sami Ibrahim and Imran Riaz Khan.

The court said that the things would automatically be corrected when the institutions would start working under the law.

The chief justice said that this court could grant only protective bails to the petitioners.

On the query of the bench, President Islamabad High Court Journalists Association (IHCJA) Saqib Bashir said that three journalists had been facing serious threats. Same alike cases were...

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