Pemra slaps ban on live telecast of Imran’s speeches

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has put a ban on the broadcasting of live speeches of PTI Chairman Imran Khan on all satellite TV channels.

The media regulatory authority issued the directive late last night after Imran’s speech in Islamabad Satyurday in which the PTI chief targeted police and judicial officers.

The regulator directed the TV channels that they could telecast only recorded and edited speeches of Imran Khan and those would be allowed if a time-delay mechanism was to be observed.

The Pemra relayed instructions to the TV channels regarding their editorial policy vis-à-vis a hate campaign against the state institutions.

Addressing a public rally in federal capital Saturday, Imran Khan announced that the PTI would register cases against the IG and DIG of Islamabad police and Additional District and Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry who granted physical remand of Shahbaz Gill despite the fact that he was subjected to “torture”.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that the PTI chief had to face the law over his threats to a female magistrate, IG and DIG police in his speech on Saturday night. —INP

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