The Supreme Courtroom on Tuesday took suo moto discover of the alleged anti-judiciary remarks made by former senator Faisal Raza Abidi throughout a programme on Channel 5, DawnNewsTV reported.
A 3-member SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, will hear the case on Wednesday. The apex court docket has issued a discover to Abidi on this regard.
In the meantime, The Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a wonderful of Rs1 million on Channel 5 and likewise positioned a three-month ban on its programme “News @ 8” throughout which the remarks have been reportedly aired.
The regulatory authority has additionally requested Channel 5 to run an apology throughout prime time transmission on April 19, 2017.
In keeping with a press release issued by Pemra, the authority had issued a present trigger discover to Channel 5 on April 13 asking it to submit a reply and seem earlier than it inside three days time.
After listening to the channel’s rationalization, the regulatory authority on Tuesday slapped a three-month ban on the programme and additional knowledgeable the channel administration that in case of any additional violation their licence will probably be cancelled.