Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday suspended Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) order which banned stay coverage of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan’s speeches on all satellite TV channels.
The courtroom observed that PEMRA exceeded authority by way of imposing ban on the PTI head. Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that under current circumstances, no sensible justification to impose ban on the speeches of Imran Khan.
Earlier, the PEMRA had imposed a ban under PEMRA Ordinance 2002 section 27.
In a statement, the PEMRA spokesman stated that Imran Khan is levelling unfounded allegations in opposition to institutions in his speeches which can disrupt regulation and order.
It stated in his address to a protest rally at F9 Park in Islamabad, Imran Khan tried to incite the people against institutions.