thenews.com.pk 20 Sep, 2020 12:15 am

PM Imran allowed airing of Nawaz's speech

PM Imran allowed airing of Nawaz's speech
Premier rejected aides suggestion to write a letter to PEMRA to block the airing of Nawaz's speech

Pakistan Sun, Sep 20, 2020 Prime Minister Imran Khan.— APP/Files  Prime Minister Imran Khan had allowed Pakistan's news channels to air PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the All Parties Conference (APC), Geo News reported Sunday, citing sources.A day prior, the government had said that it would use the PEMRA and other laws to take action if the former prime minister's address to the APC is broadcast.Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication, Dr Shahbaz Gill, had said that it was not possible that an "absconding criminal" takes part in political activities and gives speeches.

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".

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