PEMRA directions would face legal action, the PEMRA notice said.

FOE Link or motive by PPF

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Case Update Status

On October 28, 2022 PEMRA gave show cause notice to all the television channels to ban the live coverage of former Prime Minister Imran Khan

Summary of Case

"On October 28, 2022 Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) bans live coverage of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) long march, ARY News reported. Any channel that violates the PEMRA directions would face legal action, the PEMRA notice said. According to detiasl, PEMRA has directed all channels to not broadcast live speeches of any participant of the PTI long march. The channels have also been directed to not broadcast any derogatory remarks against institutions. The PEMRA notice added that despite warnings many channels are not installing transmission delaying mechanisms. Anti-institution statements were telecasted today morning, which is a violation of court rulings, it added. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) long march kicked off under the leadership of chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan from Lahore’s Liberty Chowk at 11 am today. Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan reached Liberty Chowk from his residence Zaman Park to lead the party’s Azadi Long March. The PTI chief is marching toward Islamabad to force the incumbent government to announce a date for early elections. Imran Khan along with senior party leaders, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhry, Ali Zaidi, Shafqat Mahmood, Faisal Javed Khan, Sheikh Rasheed, Mian Mahmood Ur Rasheed, Musarat Cheema and other leaders can be seen on the container."

Category of Incident

Censorship

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0803-Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

ICCS Group: 08039-Other acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

ICCS Class: N/A

ICCS Crime: Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

Reported By

ARY News

Date of incident

28

Month

October

Year

2022

Name of affected person

No person was effected

Other affected persons

No other person was affected

Name of affected organization

ARY News

Other affected organizations

No Organisation was afected

Action by

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory (PEMRA) bans all the News channels

City

Nationwide

Province

Nationwide

Designation

Media House

Professional category

Organisation

Age of victim

Not Applicable

Marital Status

N/A

Compensation Details

Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation announced

Date of compensation announcement by government: No compensation announced

Date of compensation paid by government: No compensation announced

Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced

Date of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced

Date compensation paid by others: No compensation announced

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: FIR was not registered

Court where case was presented: FIR was not registered

Name of prosecuting lawyer: FIR was not registered

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: FIR was not registered

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

Not required to contact

APNS

Not required to contact

CPNE

N/A

PBA

N/A

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

Not required to contact

Employer organization

Not required to contact

Press Club Status

Press club 1: Not required to contact

Press club 2: N/A

Press club 3: N/A