KARACHI: ARY News has formally apologised for the unfortunate airing on its channel of views that had suggested that military officers are bound to refuse illegal and unconstitutional orders.
“We are extremely sorry for what transpired on our channel the other day,” said senior anchor Kashif Abbasi. “We cannot get into the minds of our guests beforehand and know what they will or will not say.”
“However, we do have some responsibility and the anchor on duty should have immediately shut down Shehbaz Gill when he first started talking about the limits of the military.”
“And for that, the entire network apologises,” he said. “ARY is committed to the idea that the parliament, executive and even judiciary should stay within their limits and not question the role of an organisation that reports to a secretariat division that reports to a federal ministry that reports to the prime minister.”