Samia Shahid murder case: LHC dismisses plea to stop coverage of documentary

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court’s Justice Shahid Waheed Monday dismissed a petition seeking orders to stop media coverage of UK national Samia Shahid’s murder trial.

The petition was filed by Samia’s uncle Haq Nawaz. He said some people had prepared a documentary on the murder and trial of Samia. The matter was being heard by a court and the release of this documentary could influence proceedings.

He requested the court order the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority not to allow the release this documentary.

The judge, after hearing the arguments, remarked that the petition was premature and dismissed it for being non-maintainable.

Samia, a 28-year-old beautician from Bradford, died in July 2016 while on a visit to Pakistan.