LHC notice to PEMRA and private TV channel -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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LHC notice to PEMRA and private TV channel

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has issued a notice to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and a private TV channel on a petition by the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) seeking action against the channel for airing defamatory material against the institution under its programme “Gumnam”.

Justice Syed Hamid Ali Shah after preliminary hearing directed the respondents to submit their replies. Petitioner through its Medical Superintendent contended that the channel had aired a so-called documentary throughout the day on January 12 and 14, 2007 under the title of Gumnam that contained defamatory material against the institution.

Court refuses bail to accused: The Lahore High Court Friday refused pre-arrest bail to an accused of kidnapping two sisters and forcing them to perform immoral activities at an office of Islah-e-Muashra Center near Chauburji, Lahore.

Accused Rafaqat Shah submitted that the complainant Yasmin was his wife as he had married her and the Nikahnama was also registered with the concerned union council.

He said she had implicated him in a fake case with the help of police. While, Yasmin alleged in the FIR that she and her sister Saima went to Data Darbar where Rafaqat and a woman offered them job and took them to the office of Islah-e-Muashra Center near Chauburji.

She said there were also other men who snatched their jewelry and forcibly took their porn pictures. She alleged that after taking their porn pictures, they had been blackmailing them to perform immoral acts with other men.
Source: The Post
Date:9/15/2007