Pemra told to prevent airing of paid content
LAHORE: A Lahore High Court full bench on Friday ordered the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to prevent airing of a paid content by the PPP (Parliamentarians) on television channels containing an alleged telephonic conversation between former chief minister Shahbaz Sharif and Justice Malik Qayyum (retired).
The bench passed this stay order on a writ petition moved by Shahbaz Sharif making party to the Pemra, the Election Commission of Pakistan, the Pakistan Broadcasting Association and the PPP.
The bench directed the Pemra to submit a written reply on Saturday (today) and also issued a notice to the political party (PPP).
Earlier, Advocate Salman Aslam Butt on behalf of the former chief minister argued that the paid-content being aired by TV channels on behalf of the PPP was a violation of the Constitution and code of conduct issued by the ECP.