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    #WeStandWithMatiullah Trends on Twitter After Contempt Notice To Journalist Over Tweet

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    A contempt of court notice issued by the Supreme Court to senior journalist Matiullah Jan for criticising the verdict in Justice Qazi Faez Isa case has resulted in messages of support for the court reporter on social media, culminating in a top Twitter trend #WeStandWithMatiUllah.

    According to news reports, the top court took notice of the tweet about the seven judges hearing the case.

    In a tweet, Azad Syed said that Jan was a law-abiding citizen, who understands ‘constitution more than constitutional experts’.

    Former senator Afrasiab Khattak said Jan is a journalist who has always spoken truth to the power.

    Najam Sethi endorsed the former senator’s view.

    Nausheen Yusuf, a journalist, called him a ‘credible and honest’ reporter.

    Gul Bukhari wrote that questioning the judgements of courts could not be described as contempt.

    Meena Gabeena questioned the motives behind such notice.

    Journalist gets punished for being himself and doing his job? What is this? #WeStandWithMatiUllah https://t.co/kcaDhtX1ex

    A lawyer by profession, Shafiq Ahmed said that the judiciary can avoid criticism by making independent decisions.

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    1 Comment

    1. Jehanzeb July 15, 2020

      If you think he law-abiding journalist, then why r u crying. let the court of law decide.

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