The Islamabad High Court IHC on Thursday summoned DG Pakistan Regulatory Media Authority PEMRA to appear before it on June 20, in a plea seeking ban on Pashtun Tahafuz Movement PTM, ARY News reported.
At the outset of the hearing, Barrister Shoaib Razaq in his arguments said Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) is not a registered party and pleaded the court to pass ruling to slap ban on it over anti-state statements from its leaders.
The social media accounts of the PTM leaders namely, Manzoor Pashteen, Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir and Gulalai Ismail should be banned, he continued.
DG Internet Protocol Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) appeared before the court.
No one would be allowed to give anti-state statements under the name of freedom of expression, the court observed.
“Why no one from the PEMRA appeared before in today’s hearing”, the bench asked.
The court while ordering DG PEMRA to appear before the court in person, adjourned the hearing of the case till June 20.