On Monday, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned live and recorded coverage of rallies and public gatherings in Islamabad ahead of former prime minister Imran Khan’s court appearance in the federal capital.
PEMRA informed the public that public gatherings and rallies in the Islamabad territory on March 27 had been included in the ban, according to details.
According to the announcement, satellite TV networks’ licenses would be removed for violating the rules.
EX PM Imran Khan likely to visit Islamabad today
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority further said the live broadcast of violent mobs and attacks on law enforcement agencies, spread chaos and panic.
Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and a former prime minister, left for Islamabad to appear before a court there today to request temporary bail in five cases involving vandalism in the judicial complex.
Imran Khan presided over the meeting when the decision was taken, and party leaders and lawyers were present.