The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned the showing of Imran Khan’s speeches and press conferences.
PEMRA has taken notice of Imran Khan’s controversial statements and has banned broadcasting of his speeches and press conferences.
According to the statement, PEMRA Chairman has banned the showing of Imran Khan’s speeches and press conference under clause 27A of PEMRA Ordinance 2002.
In the PEMRA statement, it was said that even the recorded speech of Imran Khan cannot be broadcast.
According to the statement, Pemra also referred to Imran Khan’s speeches and press conference during the long march.
According to Pemra, such hateful, filthy and unjustified statements against the national leadership and state institutions of Imran Khan are against the constitution.
The statement further said that after examining the content of Imran Khan’s speeches broadcast on various TV channels, it was observed that the licensees failed to comply with the provisions of the rules.
According to the PEMRA statement, it was observed that the licenses failed to ensure effective delay mechanism and editorial control, in case of violation, the license of the TV channel could be suspended without show cause notice.
The statement further said that Imran Khan’s speeches are being broadcast repeatedly on various TV channels without any editorial supervision.
Pemra also said that the airing of such material is likely to create hatred among the public and harm public order.
The statement also said that the airing of such material is likely to endanger national security.
The PEMRA statement said that airing such material is a serious violation under Article 19 of the Constitution.