Pemra stops media from covering Imran Khan’s speeches, press conferences

ISLAMABAD – Pemra has imposed a ban on coverage of Imran Khan's speeches and press conferences.–File photo

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday imposed a ban on coverage of ousted prime minister Imran Khan’s speeches and press conferences.

The development came a day after Khan accused Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Major General Faisal Naseer of plotting to kill him.

Khan said this while addressing the nation live from the hospital bed where he was admitted for surgery after he came under a gun attack in the Punjab town of Wazirabad when he was leading his party’s long march from Lahore to Islamabad on Thursday.

Pemra has stopped the media from telecasting Khan’s live as well as recorded speeches and press conferences under Article 27A of the Pemra Ordinance 2002.

Shortly after Pemra notified the ban on Khan’s speeches and press conferences, the federal government jumped into the issues and directed the electronic media regulator to withdraw the decision.

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