LHC issues notice to federal govt on TV fee -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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LHC issues notice to federal govt on TV fee

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the federal government on a petition, questioning the Wireless Telegraph Act 1993 and Television Apparatus Licensing Rules 1972.

Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah issued the order on a petition moved by the opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly, Mehmood-ur-Rashid, through Advocate Sheraz Zaka.

The counsel contended that the act and rules were discriminatory in nature as it was mainly focused on imposition of fee on television sets while other wireless devices like mobiles and iPads were not covered under the law because no provision of the law regulate such devices.

The chief justice issued a notice to the attorney general to seek a reply and inquire from authorities concerned about the law which levies fee on other wireless sets like iPads and mobile phones. The court will resume hearing by October 7.

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