KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) suspended Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) notification seeking closure of a private television channel, the other day.
SHC bench, headed by Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar, also ordered PEMRA and federal government to submit their replies by May 10.
SHC was hearing a case against the closure of the channel. The channel had been closed after it failed to get security clearance from Ministry of Interior.
However, this was challenged in the court by the channel’s legal counsel which claimed that th security clearance certificate had been obtained PEMRA had overlooked it. It was also argued that PEMRA and Interior ministry’s decision to close the channel was ‘illegal’.