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PEMRA bans airing of Imran Khan’s speeches

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned broadcasting live or recorded speeches of former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on all satellite TV channels.
“It has been observed that Mr Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in his speeches/statements is continuously…levelling baseless allegations and spreading hate speech through his provocative statements against state institutions and officers which is prejudicial to the maintenance of law and order and is likely to disturb public peace and tranquillity,” read an order issued by the media regulatory authority on Sunday.
PEMRA said airing hateful, slanderous and unwarranted statements against state institutions is “in sheer violation of Article 19 of the Constitution and a judgment of the Supreme Court”.
It has been observed that TV channels telecasted such content without effectively utilising a time-delay mechanism in violation of provisions of PEMRA laws and judgments of the apex courts, the media regulator added.

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