LAHORE: Lahore Excessive Court docket’s (LHC) Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan on Wednesday recused himself from listening to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s plea difficult PEMRA’s ban on airing his speeches.
Justice Shahid Hassan referred the matter to the LHC chief Justice, requesting to repair it to a different bench.
Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan had challenged the PEMRA notification to ban his reside speeches telecast in LHC.
The petition was filed by Ahmed Pansota and Ishtiaq A Khan, stating that the PEMRA notification is a violation of Article 10(A) because the structure of Pakistan provides the suitable to free speech.
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Moreover, the petition said that the PEMRA order is a violation of the Islamabad Excessive Court docket (IHC) verdict.
The Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Sunday imposed a ban on broadcasting ‘reside and recorded’ speeches and press conferences of former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on all satellite tv for pc TV channels with speedy impact.
“It has been noticed that Imran Khan [Chairman PTI] in his speeches/statements is constantly alleging state establishments by leveling baseless allegations and spreading hate speech by way of his provocative statements in opposition to state establishments and officers which is prejudicial to the upkeep of legislation and order and is prone to disturb public peace and tranquility,” said the notification issued by the regulatory authority.