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Sindh High Court Orders ARY Channel Back on Air!

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SHC orders restoration of ARY News transmission​



PEMRA, Sindh High Court, SHC, ARY News transmission

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to immediately ARY News transmission across Pakistan.
ARY News went off air in many parts of the country on Monday evening without any prior notice by authorities.
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The SHC bench heard the plea related to the suspension of ARY News and issued directives to cable operators for the immediate restoration of TV channel’s transmission.
In a 10-page order, the court also suspended the show-cause notice issued to ARY News by Pemra. The SHC also stopped media regulatory authority from suspending the license of TV channel till the next hearing.
The court also issued notice to Pemra and deputy attorney general and adjourned the hearing until August 17.

Soon it was revealed that Pemra had ordered the suspension over a statement given by a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shehbaz Gill among other reasons, the ARY News distanced itself from Gill’s statement and issued a statement on the matter.
The statement added that comments or opinions of any individual televised by the network do not represent the channel’s policy. Shahbaz Gill’s statement was his personal opinion not ARY’s editorial policy, it added.

 

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