The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has banned Imran Khan’s recorded or live speeches from being shown on TV channels.
Pemra spokesperson has confirmed to Urdu News Correspondent Rohan Ahmed the ban imposed on the broadcast of Imran Khan’s speeches and statements.
On the other hand, in the statement released by Pemra, it has been said that Imran Khan, Chairman of Tehreek-e-Insaf, is constantly making baseless accusations against state institutions in his speeches and statements and is spreading hatred against state institutions through his speeches and statements. Which is a threat to peace and order.
In the directive issued by PEMRA to the TV channels, it is said that this ban will be applied to both live and recorded speeches and statements of Imran Khan.
PEMRA has asked TV channels to ensure that no one uses their platform for “defamatory” rhetoric that is against state institutions or that incites hatred or law and order in the country. Damage to the situation.
It should be noted that in November last year too, PEMRA had banned the broadcasting of Imran Khan’s live or recorded speeches or statements, but this ban was withdrawn within an hour on the orders of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s government.
After the ban imposed by PEMRA, Imran Khan’s party has shared the link of its YouTube channel on Twitter and said that people can watch the speeches of former Prime Minister Imran Khan live there.
Reacting to the ban, senior PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry wrote, “The government of thugs has completely panicked.”
He further wrote that “We (Pemra) will challenge this order in the court, but the media should also challenge this order itself.”
On the other hand, the chief organizer of Pakistan Muslim League-N, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, has defended the government on the ban on Imran Khan.
Talking to Pakistani TV channel Geo News, Maryam Nawaz said that the country needs political stability at this time. Whoever practices the politics of sedition and chaos should be banned not only from his speeches but also from politics.