Govt immediately lifts PEMRA ban on Imran’s speeches
..snip… “Contents of his speeches are being rebroadcast on various TV channels in their talk shows and news bulletins without any editorial oversight,” it observed.
PEMRA said that airing of such content was likely to create hatred among the people or is prejudicial to maintenance of law and order or is likely to disturb public peace and tranquillity or endangers national security and it is a serious violation of Article 19 of the Constitution and Section 27 of PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as well as Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015.
It warned the licence of a TV channel can be suspended in case of violation without any show cause notice in the public interest along with other enabling provisions of law.
However, the government lifted the ban in less than an hour after PEMRA issued its statement to the media.