Nisar declares airing of suspects’ ‘confessional videos’ illegal, unethical


Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has termed the recent airing of ‘confessional videos’ of under-custody suspects by the local TV channels illegal and unethical.

He was of the view that cases get solved at courts and not through the media trial. In a statement issued here on Saturday, Chaudhry Nisar said subjudice cases get weakened by unnecessary coverage of such videos, adding that a letter has been sent to the Sindh government to launch a probe over the issue.

He urged the provincial government to bring the investigation agency involved in the controversy to fore.

Chaudhry Nisar said the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has also been urged to prevent such incidents from happening in the future. He said that PEMRA will be asked to formulate policy to resolve the issue.

It is worth to mention that the Interior Minister’s statement comes after two videos of Dr Asim Hussain were released on Wednesday and Thursday respectively where he levelled serious corruption charges on former President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Owais Muzaffar Tappi.

In another ‘confessional video’ Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) headquarter Nine Zero’s security in-charge Minhaj Qazi made revelations regarding former Sindh governor Hakim Saeed’s murder case on Friday.

Copyright Independent News Pakistan, 2016

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