PEMRA bans broadcast of Imran Khan’s speeches ‘with immediate effect’

In view of his “provocative statements towards the state establishments and officers”, the Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Sunday imposed a ban on broadcasting stay and recorded speeches of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on all satellite tv for pc TV channels with instant impact.

The choice got here hours after the ousted prime minister — faraway from energy by way of a no-confidence transfer in April final yr — delivered a hard-hitting speech outdoors his Zaman Park residence in Lahore following a police workforce’s arrival there to arrest him within the Toshakhana case.

In its notification, the media watchdog directed all of the TV channels to chorus from airing Khan’s stay or recorded statements, speeches and conversations.

“Imran Khan is repeatedly alleging state establishments by levelling baseless allegations,” it added.

The notification additional stated that the PTI chief, via his incendiary statements, unfold hate towards the establishments and their officers. His statements might trigger a regulation and order state of affairs within the nation, it added.

The media regulatory authority, on February 21, additionally banned tv channels from protection of terror attacks.

The directives had are available in continuation to the sooner orders on the topic asking TV channels to stick to the provisions of the PEMRA Digital Media Code of Conduct 2015.

Within the first week of February, the media watchdog imposed a ban on TV channels for protection of the rape incident in Islamabad’s F-9 park which passed off on the second day of the identical month.

The digital regulatory authority issued a notification concerning the ban on protection of the rape incident citing irresponsible protection by a “few” channels revealing the sufferer’s identification within the course of.

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