I slamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has taken notice of the leaked videos of real state tycoon Malik Riaz’s interview to a private news channel.
The Supreme Court has asked Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA) for the record.
The videos were leaked on social media websites.
In the videos, prominent news and current affairs anchors Mehr Bokhari and Mubashir Lucman were seen taking a scripted interview of Malik Riaz. The videos includes clips taken during breaks in which Malik Riaz is dictating the anchors what questions to ask and how he should be answering.
The behind-the-scenes video includes dozens of sound bites that would implicate the anchors of scripting the entire show to please the influential businessman.
Both anchors are also instructed against interrupting Malik Riaz during the interview.
There are also news that Malik Riaz is consistently favoring journalists for his benefits.
Earlier, Electronic Media Reporters Association has filed a petition in Lahore High Court praying the probe of anchors alleged beneficiaries of Malik Riaz.
Supreme Court in its short verdict in Arsalan Iftikar graft case also raised concern over media ethics and journalist’s norms.