With reporting by Abdul Rehman Bukhari
Gilgit, December 2: Rule of Jungle does not prevail in Gilgit-Baltistan. All the courts here are working under the federation and the performance of judges here is better than many other parts of the country. Geo News should stop its campaign against the judiciary of Gilgit-Baltistan. None will be safe, if the region’s judiciary is not safe.
These remarks were made by Justice Sahib Khan and Justice Wazir Shakil today. While accepting GEO TV’s appeal for hearing, Justice Sahib Khan said that if there’s rule of Jungle in Gilgit-Baltistan then how come Geo TV/Jang Group have appealed for justice in a GB court?
The learned judge said action can be taken if GEO TV does not stop its campaign against the judiciary of Gilgit-Baltistan.
It is pertinent to note that last week an anti-terrorism court had sentenced Jang Group/Geo TV’s owner-cum-chief editor to 26 years in imprisonment, along with 1.3 million rupees in fine, confiscation of property and passport. Three other people were also sentenced with him on charges of blasphemy.