Amnesty International slams PEMRA’s blanket ban on rally coverage

ISLAMABAD: Amnesty International slammed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) ‘s blanket ban on rally coverage.

In a tweet, Amnesty International said, “PEMRA’s blanket ban on coverage of rallies and public gatherings is a disturbing demonstration of how authorities continue to threaten press freedom.”

They also urge PEMRA to immediately reverse this decision.

Earlier, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) today banned live and recorded coverage of all rallies, public gatherings in Islamabad.

A ban notification was issued by PEMRA for one day.

According to the notification, live or recorded coverage of the protest rally or public gathering cannot be done. The ban on coverage has been imposed keeping in view the law and order situation.

PEMRA’s notification said that in light of the Supreme Court’s 2018 orders, the ban on coverage has been imposed under Section 27 of the PEMRA Ordinance.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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