IHC accepts journalist Ejaz Haider Bokhari plea for withdrawing from case on imposition of ban by PEMRA on airing proclaimed offenders speeches at TV channels


ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (Online): Islamabad High Court (IHC) has accepted plea from another petitioner journalist Ejaz Haider Bokhari for withdrawing from the central petition regarding airing of speeches by proclaimed offenders on TV channels.

Suleman Akram Raja counsel for the petitioner prayed the court to adjourn the hearing of prime petition.

The assistant lawyer to Suleman Akram Raja requested the court to fix the hearing after winter vacation.

Chief Justice (CJ) IHC Athar Minallah remarked “ Suleman Akram Raja can give the arguments through video link. It is not such a case that such a long date be given.

The assistant lawyer said Suleman Akram Raja is perhaps going abroad and he can give arguments through video link from outside the country.

The number of journalists who have withdrawn from pursuing the case has come to 5.

16 persons including journalists had challenged notification issued by PEMRA regarding imposition of ban on airing of absconding and proclaimed offenders speech at TV channels.

The hearing of the case was adjourned till next Wednesday.