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SHC extends ARY News’ stay against PEMRA’s decision till July 7

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued the orders of maintaining the stay of ARY News till July 7, against the suspension of its license by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) - ARY News reports. According to details, Justice Faisal Arab heard the petition filed by the PEMRA and the Federation in the SHC, against the stay granted to ARY News. ARY News' lawyers took the stance that PEMRA deliberately sent a notice in the evening on Saturday, so that no proceedings could take place. At this, the…

IHC summons acting PEMRA Chief, seeks details of all decisions

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has summoned the acting Chairman PEMRA, Pervez Rathore in the PEMRA Case and ordered him to present the details of all the decisions including the one imposing a ban on ARY News - ARY News reports. According to details, Justice Noor ul Haq Qureshi conducted the hearing of the PEMRA Case here on Thursday. The IHC summoned the acting PEMRA Chief on Monday and ordered him to provide the details of all the decisions. It was said that the court had ordered Pervez Rathore to stop working…

PFUJ announces to present 500 journalists for arrest over ARY closure

LAHORE: Journalist fraternity staged a protest demonstration outside PEMRA office here on Wednesday, against the closure of ARY News and police torture on media men in Islamabad - ARY News reports. According to details, media men staged a demonstration outside PEMRA office here and strongly protested against state oppression on journalist fraternity. On this occasion, President of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rana Azeem termed the ban on ARY News as a prohibition of the entire journalist fraternity. Rana…

PPP leaders ensure media men of their widespread support

KARACHI: Leaders of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) visited the protest demonstration staged by journalist fraternity outside the PEMRA office and expressed unity with media men - ARY News reports. According to details, PPP leaders, Senator Raza Rabbani, Senator Saeed Ghani, Information Minister Sindh, Sharjeel Memon and Owais Muzaffar visited the protest sit-in outside the PEMRA office against ARY News closure. On this eve, PPP leaders ensured media men of their widespread support at every forum. Senator Raza Rabbani said…

MQM delegates participate in sit-in against ARY News closure

KARACHI: A delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) participated in the protest sit-in outside PEMRA office in Karachi, to express solidarity with ARY News on the issue of an unjust ban imposed by PEMRA - ARY News reports. While addressing the protesters on this occasion, MQM leaders Haider Abbas Rizvi and Ameen ul Haq said that PEMRA's decision against ARY News is based on victimization. Apart from journalists, representatives of trade unions and business fraternity also visited the protest site. Renowned businessman,…

Islamabad Police charge batons on journalists outside PEMRA office

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police have revitalized the concept of police brutality, setting another example by charging batons and severely torturing journalists outside the PEMRA office here on Tuesday - ARY News reports. Another dictatorship move by a democratic government was witnessed on Tuesday, when Islamabad Police was called in to suppress the voice of truth and justice. According to details, Islamabad Police severely tortured peaceful journalists at protest against the closure of ARY News, when they tried to enter into…