IHC disposes of plea against ban on Imran Khan’s live speech
ISLAMABAD, Sep 5,2022- Islamabad disposed of the plea against the ban on telecasting Imran Khan’s live speech on TV channels on Monday and ordering PEMRA to regulate speeches and statements in the light of the Supreme Court’s decision.
Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Athar Minullah has expressed his indignation over Imran Khan’s statement regarding the forces, during the hearing of the petition against the ban on showing the speech of Chairman PTI Imran Khan live on TV channels.
During the hearing, the Chief Justice of Islamabad asked the lawyer of Imran Khan that did you hear the statement of Imran Khan yesterday? Is this how political leadership works? Game of Thrones puts everything on the line?
Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Athar Minullah said that Pakistan forces sacrifice their lives for us.
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Justice Athar Minullah said that you want them to say whatever they want and the regulator should not regulate he said and remarked that do not expect relief from the courts, this is the prerogative of the court, every citizen is a patriot, no one has the authority to issue certificates.
Chief Justice Athar Minullah said that make a statement that someone is a patriot, and someone is not, then you say that they should be given open leave.
He also said that can anyone say that there some are is not patriots in Pakistan’s forces? Can there be any justification for what was said yesterday? When you make a statement in public, it has more impact.
Pemra’s counsel told the court that the purpose of issuing the show-cause notice was only to delay the speech.
The court inquired why you don’t implement the delay policy.
Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Justice Athar Minullah remarked that people with great responsibility give irresponsible statements, you have to act according to the law, the court will not interfere.
Pemra’s counsel said that our instructions were not directed to any particular person.
The Islamabad High Court disposed of Imran Khan’s petition ordering PEMRA to regulate speeches and statements in the light of the Supreme Court’s decision.
Earlier, PEMRA had imposed a ban on telecasting Imran Khan’s live speech, which was challenged by Chairman PTI in the Islamabad High Court.