The Islamabad High Court has lifted the ban on broadcasting Imran Khan’s live speech.
On Monday, Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court Athar Minullah ordered to lift the ban while hearing the petition filed by Tehreek-e-Insaaf.
On August 20, Imran Khan addressed senior police officers of Islamabad and Additional Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry in a speech and said, “Get ready, we will take action against you too.”
Addressing a public gathering at F-nine Park Islamabad, Imran Khan said, “Shehbaz Gul was picked up as if he were a big traitor, IG, DIG of Islamabad, we will not leave you.” We will file a case against you.
Addressing the lady magistrate, Imran Khan further said, “You knew that he (Shahbaz Gill) had been wronged and yet you did not grant him bail.”
Magistrate Ziba, you also get ready, we will take action against you too.
After this speech, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued a statement late on Saturday night in which it directed all TV channels not to telecast Imran Khan’s live speech and address, however the recorded speech of Imran Khan. Can be broadcast.
The statement further said that Imran Khan’s speech has been banned under Section 27 of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002.
Imran Khan’s recorded speech can be shown only under the time delay mechanism to enable monitoring and editorial control of these speeches as per PEMRA rules.
Meanwhile, a case was also registered against Imran Khan under anti-terrorism laws for threatening police officers and a female judge. In this case, Imran Khan has also been granted bail till September 1.
The ban on live broadcast of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speeches was challenged by PTI in the Islamabad High Court.