ISLAMABAD - Supreme Court (SC) has suspended Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision on debarring Mubashar Luqman, senior anchorperson of ARY News, from conducting Khara Sach programme and allowed him to host his programme.

A three-member bench of SC led by Justice Nasirul Mulk took up for hearing Mubashar Luqman’s appeal against IHC decision Thursday. Irfan Qadir Advocate appeared on behalf of Luqman and took the plea the high court gave decision keeping in view general apprehensions rather than rendering the decision on the basis of available material and evidence.

 This decision is tantamount to gagging freedom of expression. Article 19 of the constitution gives right of freedom of expression to every one. The requisite evidence was not presented before the IHC, therefore, the decision be suspended and his client be allowed to host his programme.

The court while issuing notices to Shuhada Foundation adjourned the hearing indefinitely.