LHC Orders Media Blackout of Altaf Hussain

The Lahore High Court ordered the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and also the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) on Monday to ensure a whole blackout of most activities of MQM chief Altaf Hussain in both electric and print advertising. 

The full bench of the court granted the purchase on three similar petitions seeking a bar on media coverage of Altaf Hussain’s messages for his alleged statements against state companies, like Rangers and the army.

Altaf Hussain
LHC Orders Media Blackout of Altaf Hussain

Additionally they wanted cases against the MQM chief under Article 6 of legislators of the party’s Structure and disqualification. He’s no right to deliver speeches on television stations in Pakistan. Pemra’s legal adviser submitted to the court on Monday a May 1 notification given under Section 27 of the ordinance wondering all television programs to stop airing hate messages. The aide suggested prior to the judge contained adequate product to determine that Mr Hussain’s messages were dangerous towards the reliability and sovereignty of the country that the videos presented. By making speeches from other law-enforcement along with the military organizations, the MQM chief had attempted to ridicule the entire land in the worldwide community’s eyes, he said. 

The aide argued the Pemra information didn’t include any specific reference to Hussain’s speeches and was of the common nature and, consequently, served no purpose. The judge observed that there is adequate content on document to-order an entire blackout of the activities of Altaf Hussain, information regarding screen of his picture on the digital media in addition to his actions, including hate speeches. The judge directed the excess attorney general to mention the PCP chairman for its immediate submission the order from the print media. The court adjourned the reading Sept 18. The law officer explained the requisite record and reviews could be presented within the light of the court’s prior purchase. On the position of Altaf Hussain’s nationality, the court had sought a written report at the last hearing.