ISLAMABAD, Apr 21 (APP): Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar
has taken strong exception to the defamatory and slanderous
telecasts and publications against him by ARY News through its
Programme “News @ 3 with Maria Memon” aired on 16th April 2016.
In a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance here
Thursday, spokesperson said that legal notices have been served on ARY Chief Executive Officer, Salman Iqbal, anchors Arshad Sharif and Assad Kharal for airing libelous content and alleging that Finance Minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar held a meeting with Panamian Deputy Minister for Economy, Ivan Zarak in Washington, without seeking any confirmation.
It may be added that the Finance Ministry’s spokesperson
forthwith rebuffed reports about Panamian Deputy Minister, Ivan Zarak’s meeting with Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar but the ARY tirade against the Minister went unabated.