Imran Khan’s speeches have been banned on Pakistani channels

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned the telecast of “live and recorded” speeches and press conferences of former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on all satellite TV channels with immediate effect. . Pakistan-based TV network ARY News reported on Sunday.

“It has been observed that Imran Khan [Chairman PTI] is persistently accusing State institutions by making baseless allegations in his speeches/statements and spreading hate speech against State institutions and officials through his inflammatory statements, which is prejudicial to the maintenance of law and order and disturbing public peace and tranquility likely to do,” PEMRA said.

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According to PEMRA, the broadcast of “baseless allegations, hateful, slanderous and unwarranted statements” against state institutions and officials was in blatant violation of Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan and the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) passed a suo moto order it was done. Moto Case.

The Authority further said that after analyzing the content of Imran’s speech, it is observed that the content was broadcast live by the licensees without effective time delay mechanism which is in violation of provisions of PEMRA laws and judgments passed by courts. There is disobedience.

“The Competent Authority i.e., Chairman, PEMRA, in view of the above background and reasons, in exercise of the delegated powers of authority contained in section 27(a) of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by the PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007, as per ARY News The authority has banned the telecast of Imran Khan’s live speech on all satellite TV channels with immediate effect.

PEMRA directed all satellite TV channels to ensure that an impartial editorial board is constituted under section 17 of the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct 2015 to ensure that their platform is not used by anyone By is not used to comment. in any manner “which is contemptuous and against any state institution and is repugnant, prejudicial to the law and order situation”.

It warned of legal action as per PEMRA laws in case of any violation of the directions.

Asserting that “those in power” were behind the Wazirabad assassination attempt on him, Imran Khan on Sunday specifically named Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and an intelligence officer, reported Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper. Took the name

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Khan was attacked in Wazirabad on 23 November when he was leading an “Azadi March” against the PML-N and demanding mid-term elections. Law enforcement agencies arrested suspect Naveed Meher from the scene of the attack and an investigation into the attempted murder is ongoing.

The Pakistan-based Dawn newspaper reported that while addressing PTI loyalists, Khan said he “never bowed down to any person or institution and won’t let you do the same.”

The PTI chief was addressing his party workers and supporters at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore, while the police outside were not available to arrest him.

Khan said that he had called the public to Zaman Park to pay tribute to him for the way he participated in the ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’ (court arrest movement). He said, “I didn’t call you for your support but to thank you.”

He said that “only one nation, not one group” can meet the challenges facing the country.

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