PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA chapter of the South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) on Friday filed a legal suit of Rs 100 million in damages against the management, producers and anchorpersons of Dunya News and rightwing analyst Zaid Hamid.
A district and sessions judge accepted the civil suit for preliminary hearing and ordered issuing of summons to all the respondents for appearing and submitting their replies on March 2. According to a statement, issued by SAFMA, Dunya TV aired the views of analyst Zaid Hamid in its “Cross-Fire” talk show programme on August 16, 2011. “Zaid Hamid in his remarks said, [the] ‘other issue is that this speech (of Nawaz Sharif) was made from the platform of SAFMA. SAFMA’s background should be understood fully that SAFMA is a RAW-funded organisation,” the statement read. staff report
Source: Daily Times