SC directs SHC to stops contempt of court proceedings against Chairman PEMRA
ISLAMABAD: (APP) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the Sindh High Court (SHC) to stop contempt of court proceedings against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman regarding taking action against a BOL TV channel's programme.
The three-member SC bench headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim and comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel heard the case filed by PEMRA against the SHC decision and issued a notice to Labaaik Company (BOL TV).
PEMRA had banned Amir Liaquat's programme, 'Aisy Nahin Chalay Ga' on BOL TV. The SHC suspended the PEMRA's notification issuedin that regard on January 27 with the directive that any decision regarding BOL TV would be taken with its approval.
The BOL TV filed a contempt of court case in the SHC against PEMRA banning Amir Liaquat's programme without informing the court.
The counsel for PEMRA told the court that the Authority had received 100 applications against Amir Liaquat's programme.
Justice Hani remarked that the SHC bench would hear the anchor's case on Wednesday and the apex court did not want to interfere in the matter.
The counsel said Amir Liaquat's programme was aired in violation of the notification. He pleaded the court to issue orders regarding stoppage of programmes spreading hate.
Upon this Justice Hani remarked that the court would first hear the other party.
Later, the court issued notices to the respondents and adjourned hearing of the case till date in office.