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HCJP TAKES NOTICE OF EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF FULL COURT REFERENCE

Dated: 12-December-2013

The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, took notice on a note of Registrar, Supreme Court of Pakistan, containing the details that it is widely reported in the electronic and print media that a certain Media Group was given access inside the Court Room No. 1 to have an exclusive footage of the proceedings of Full Court Reference on 11.12.2013. It is alleged that the Supreme Court administration had been discriminatory in its treatment of journalists by favouring one Media Group as against others. In protest, the journalists, covering the Supreme Court, announced a boycott of the subsequent functions held in the Court.

The report portrays a some what negative perspective of Supreme Court even though it strictly follows the policy of absolute neutrality and impartiality. The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan may like to order a detailed inquiry into the alleged incident through a senior officer of the Court so as to determine the authenticity or otherwise of the allegation and take action against the delinquent(s), if found guilty.

After going through the contents of the note, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan has passed the following order:-

"Let Additional Registrar hold an enquiry and report."
 
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