Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) On Monday prohibited live and recorded coverage of rallies and public gatherings in Islamabad ahead of the former prime minister Imran Khan’s court appearance in the federal capital.
According to the notification issued by PEMRA, the ban has also been extended to public meetings and rallies in the Islamabad area for March 27, and the license of satellite TV channels would be revoked for violating the instructions.
The regulatory authority explained that the live broadcast of violent mobs and attacks on law enforcement agencies can cause chaos and panic.
Meanwhile, Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), traveled to Islamabad to seek interim bail in five cases related to vandalism in the judicial complex.
He made the decision after presiding over a meeting with party leadership and legal team.