Barring media from covering Ishaq Dar’s hearing is illegal: Babar Awan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Babar Awan on Wednesday said that barring media from covering Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar’s indictment in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference is ‘illegal’.

Talking to media outside Supreme Court, Awan said that media coverage cannot be impeded until a written order is issued for in-camera trial which is itself a violation of Article-19 A.

He maintained that bringing the suspect from the judges gate amounts to ‘contempt of court’. “Another accused was also brought in the court a day before in full protocol,” he said while referring to Nawaz Sharif.

He notified that the authorities barred media from coverage instead of making the security fool-proof.

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