ISLAMABAD (- Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Jehangir Awan on Saturday ordered registration of a case against Geo, Jang Group and Amir Mir for levelling allegations against ISI.
The additional district and sessions judge ordered registration of an FIR against the owner of Geo News, Mir Shakilur Rehman, and journalist Amir Mir under Section 6 B and C of Anti-Terrorism Act over levelling allegations against a secret agency (ISI).
Petitioner Arshad Butt, through his lawyer, had filed a petition under Section 154 of CrPC, seeking registration of a case against Mir Shakilur Rehman and Amir Mir, a brother of television anchor Hamid Mir.
Amir Mir had levelled allegations against the intelligence agency on Geo after his brother Hamid Mir was attacked in Karachi on April 19.
On the other hand, the counsel for Geo/Jang Group, Faisal Khan, argued that the petitioner was not an aggrieved person. He said the Islamabad High Court had already dismissed a similar petition.
The court, after arguments from the two sides, directed the Margalla SHO to register an FIR against those involved in defamation of the army and ISI.