Accountability court extends Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand till June 29

Accountability court extends Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand till June 29

LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday extended Jang/Geo Media Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand till June 29. 

Judge Jawad ul Hasan conducted proceedings of the reference against MSR. NAB prosecutor Asim Mumtaz and MSR’s attorney were present during the hearing. 

“We have come to know that Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is ill?” inquired the court. 

“Yes, he is undergoing treatment,” replied MSR’s attorney. 

Postponing his judicial remand till June 29, the court sought a report of MSR’s reference from NAB. 

Ninety-four days have passed since the Jang/Geo Media Group’s Editor-in-Chief has been arrested but a case has yet to be registered against him. 

MSR was arrested on March 12 in a fake, concocted case pertaining to the purchase of a property 34 years ago. 

Since then, his arrest has been condemned by journalists and international media freedom bodies around the world. 

Newspaper: Geo