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SC Nullifies IHC Decision Regarding Imposition of Ban on Aamir Liaqat

SC Nullifies IHC Decision Regarding Imposition of Ban on Aamir Liaqat


admin | February 7, 2018 | category: Celebrity

SC nullifies IHC decision regarding imposition of ban on Aamir Liaqat.Supreme Court (SC) has nullified Islamabad High Court (IHC) decision regarding imposition of ban on anchorperson Dr Aamir Liaqat for appearing on tv Channel.

A 3-member bench of SC presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (C JP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday took up for hearing appeal plea filed by Aamir Liaqat Hussain against IHC decision.
Babar Awan counsel for the petitioner said during the course of hearing of the case that the petitioner has withdrawn the case in IHC but the high court shut the program by taking suo motu notice.

The CJP Mian Saqib Nisar remarked high court is not authorized to take suo motu notice. CJP abolished the ban on Aamir Liaqat.  Addressing Babar Awan, the CJP remarked if Aamir LIaqat violates the court’s orders then contempt of court proceedings will be initiated against him. You should make Aamir Liaqat understand that if he does not comply with our orders then he will not be able to conduct program on TV.

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No More Valentine’s Day Transmission On TV Channels in Pakistan

No More Valentine’s Day Transmission On TV Channels in Pakistan


Sumera Saeed | February 7, 2018 | category: Events

No More Valentine’s Day Transmission On TV Channels in Pakistan. There will be no Valentine’s Day transmission on the TV channels in Pakistan. In order to stop the promoting of this Valentine’s Day in Pakistan the Islamabad High Court has issued a verdict and banned all the TV channels to air transmission regarding the Valentine’s Day in Pakistan.

In this regard the Islamabad High Court has issued a notification to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) Operation Wing on Wednesday in which the court clearly banned all the licensed channels from promoting Valentine’s Day in Pakistan.

The Islamabad High Court has issued this verdict on a following a petition (NO.541/2017) against the promotion of Valentine’s Day in Pakistan. The petition was filled by an individual named Mr. Abdul Waheed, who stated that the Valentine’s Day should not be celebrated in Pakistan because it is not part of Muslims culture and tradition. The Islamabad High Court has then issued a notification and directed all Pakistani satellite TV channels, FM radio licensees, and distribution service licensees not to air transmission regarding the Valentine’s Day in Pakistan.  The electronic and print media will also not cover any advertisement or promotions related to Valentine’s Day.

 

The notification by Islamabad High Court read as;

     …In the meanwhile, respondents are directed to ensure that nothing about the celebrations of Valentine’s Day and its promotion is spread on the Electronic and Print media. No Event shall be held at official level and at any public place. Chairman, Pemra is directed to ensure that all the TV channels shall stop the promotion of Valentine Day, forthwith.

Furthermore the celebrations of Valentine’s Day in Pakistan have been banned in all public places and official premises.

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Facebook Should Ban in Pakistan if Blasphemous Content Not Removed: IHC

Facebook Should Ban in Pakistan if Blasphemous Content Not Removed: IHC


Sumera Saeed | March 22, 2017 | category: Mobile Phones

Facebook Should Ban in Pakistan if Blasphemous Content Not Removed: IHC

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Judge Justice Shaukat Siddiqui has notified the concerned authorities to ban social media website Facebook in the country if the blasphemous material is not removed. The decision to block the Facebook in Pakistan will be taken in the next hearing on 27th March 2017.

The Islamabad High Court bench also asked Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to submit its report regarding the latest findings. The IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui was also informed about the progress made by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The DG FIA told to IHC bench that they have completed the investigations and arrested a man who is reportedly involved in sharing the blasphemous content on social media website Facebook. A mobile phone and a laptop have also been recovered from the accused’s custody which now rests with forensic officials.  The DG FIA further added that several other involved in sharing such content have been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) and the case has been filed two days ago.

The IHC judge also asked the Interior Secretary, why government is not having help of FIA to eliminate blasphemous content on Facebook.

On the other hand Advocate General Islamabad said the social media company takes two to three weeks in sharing compulsory information.

The IHC Judge said that its very sensitive issue and we should block Facebook in the country until the matter is resolved properly. He said,

“We do not need social media if it cannot stop blasphemy”.

The director FIA also told the Islamabad High Court that they identified approximately 70 alleged people who were running scandalous pages on social media. He further told that many of identified persons were living abroad.

The DG FIA assured the court that the Facebook management was willing to support Pakistan but needs some time to look into the matter.

IHC Justice remarked that time should be given to the Facebook management and until then he insisted that

 “it was important to ban Facebook in Pakistan.”

He order involved authorities to submit reports  till 27th March 2017 and the decision about the ban on Facebook will be taken in next hearing.

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