PEMRA’s decision similar to stifle media freedom, says Qadri
The PAT chief while strongly condemning PEMRA’s decision of suspending ARY News, said it is an unjust act of a state institution. He warned that subduing the voice of truth will not be a favorable move and the people all over the country are highly concerned about this.
Dr Tahirul Qadri said his party and the entire nation condemn this decision, adding that ARY News was not given a chance to clear its stance.
He said that the channel was punished for raising its voice in favor of what was right.
Qadri said ARY News and Mubashir Lucman have always voiced concerns over persisting corruption in the state and a party in a case is never punished without listening to it.
He said that Mubashir Lucman always talks with strong arguments in support of his claims, but the government instead of answering all those queries, shut the channel by means of PEMRA.