ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) on Thursday summoned DG Pakistan Regulatory Media Authority (PEMRA) to seem earlier than it on June 20, in a plea searching for ban on Pashtun Tahafuz Motion (PTM), ARY Information reported.
On the outset of the listening to, Barrister Shoaib Razaq in his arguments mentioned Pashtun Tahafuz Motion (PTM) isn’t a registered social gathering and pleaded the courtroom to go ruling to slap ban on it over anti-state statements from its leaders.
The social media accounts of the PTM leaders specifically, Manzoor Pashteen, Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir and Gulalai Ismail must be banned, he continued.
DG Web Protocol Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) appeared earlier than the courtroom.
Nobody could be allowed to present anti-state statements below the identify of freedom of expression, the courtroom noticed.
“Why nobody from the PEMRA appeared earlier than in at present’s listening to”, the bench requested.
The courtroom whereas ordering DG PEMRA to seem earlier than the courtroom in particular person, adjourned the listening to of the case until June 20.
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Final week, a petition was filed in Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) in opposition to PTM for talking in opposition to nationwide institutes together with Pakistan Military within the wake of 10-year-old Farishta Mohmand rape case within the federal capital.
Pashtun Tahafuz Motion (PTM) leaders together with their supporters had attacked a military verify submit within the former tribal area of Miranshah, martyring one soldier and injuring 5 others.