High Court Summons Hosts and TV Channel Owners

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Five TV slots and their diversion demonstrate has have been coordinated to show up under the watchful eye of the court on May 23rd as directed by Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui. This notice is in light of the contempt of court request, filed by advocate Muhammad Waqas Malik, charging the infringement of the Ramazan transmission rules and IHC arrange dated May,9.

The channels incorporate TV One, Bol News, ARY, Geo, and Filmazia while the anchors who had been summoned includes Sahir Lodhi, Fahad Mustafa, Nabeel Zafar and Aamir Liaquat.

The director general (operations) of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has additionally been summoned to show up before the court.

The solicitor assigned Seema Taher Khan, CEO Airwaves Media Pvt Ltd (TV one) Karachi, Sahir Lodhi program Ishq-e-Ramazan, Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh, M/s Labbaik Pvt Ltd (Bol News), Nabeel Zafar, program Game Show Aise Chaleyga, Salman Iqbal, CEO ARY, Fahad Mustafa, program Jeeto Pakistan, Muhammad Abid, CEO Leo Communication Pvt Ltd (Filmazia) and Mir Ibrahim Rehman, CEO Geo TV, as respondents. With the court’s consent, the solicitor likewise made Aamir Liaquat respondent.

As per his plea, the IHC seat had issued certain declarations and directions to control commercials, shows and other TV content according to the Islamic code of life.

Aside from that, a total boycott of outside substance had been set on commercials, shows, and movies alongside programs suggestive of containing betting or lottery including Hajj/Umran tickets.

As indicated by the applicant, the respondents have unmitigatedly disregarded the heading issued by the court. He additionally suggested that the respondents had conferred contempt of the court and had no expectation of consenting to the order.

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