Pemra imposes ban on live coverage of events at Islamabad Judicial Complex

PEMRA headquarters can be seen in this picture. — Radio Pakistan/File
  • Ban imposed as per PEMRA Act section 27(a), says media regulator.
  • Media barred from reporting on events at Islamabad Judicial Complex.
  • Activism by mob jeopardises law and order situation, says Pemra.

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Saturday barred television channels from the live coverage of rallies or public gatherings and said that “today, a ban has been imposed on coverage of any party, person, or organisation.”

According to Pemra, the prohibition order includes a ban on any procession or rally being staged today at the judicial complex in Islamabad — where the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is set to appear.

In an advisory issued today titled “Prohibition order on live coverage under Section 27 of Pemra Ordinance 2001”, the electronic media regulator…

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