ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday asked whether or not PTI Chairman Imran Khan desired to damage the morale of the armed forces through delivering anti-military speeches.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah’s remarks came during a listening to against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) order prohibiting tv channels from airing Khan’s speeches live.
At the closing hearing, the IHC CJ had suspended the order till September 5 and determined that the regulatory authority “does now not have the authority” to issue such orders.
Barrister Ali Zafar represented Khan during contemporary listening to and a representative of PEMRA used to be additionally present to apprise the court of the regulator’s stance.
After listening to the arguments of each sides, the court wrapped up the case.
The PEMRA ban got here into vicinity on August 21 after the PTI chairman threatened state establishments and government officials with serious consequences.
PEMRA’s notification stated that Khan’s addresses are in open violation of the regulator’s policies and Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan.
According to the regulator, the ban has been put in area under Section 27 of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002. The PEMRA notification referred to Khan’s speech at the F9 Park, Islamabad as the reason behind the ban.
Apart from the ban, Khan is additionally dealing with contempt of court proceedings for threatening Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry all through the same speech.