thenews.com.pk 21 Sep, 2020 03:15 am

Imran allowed broadcast of Nawaz’s APC speech

Imran allowed broadcast of Nawaz’s APC speech
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan permitted the news channels across Pakistan to broadcast the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the All Parties Conference , sources informed Geo News...

Top Story September 21, 2020 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan permitted the news channels across Pakistan to broadcast the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the All Parties Conference (APC), sources informed Geo News on Sunday, shortly after the commencement of the event in Islamabad.A day prior, the government had said that it would use Pemra and other laws to take action if the former prime minister's address to the APC is broadcast.According to sources, the prime minister was told that there were court orders in which the culprit was barred from making statements on media, suggesting that Pemra should implement such decisions.However, the prime minister did not agree with the suggestions from his aides.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar in his statement said that it is claimed that media is not free in Pakistan, yet the nation has heard the live speech of a "convicted notorious criminal against the law".He said that the former prime minister is adamant that "only the judge who acquits them despite the evidence" is acceptable.

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