Broadcast ban on ex-Prime Minister Khan in Pakistan

2023-03-06 11:59:06 | Son Güncelleme : 2023-03-06 12:03:49

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan, for whom an arrest warrant was issued as part of the Toshakhana case in Pakistan, was banned from broadcasting on the grounds that he spread hate speech.

Broadcast ban on ex-Prime Minister Khan in Pakistan
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Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has been banned from broadcasting by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).

Live and taped broadcasts of Khan's speeches and press conferences were banned on all satellite channels. PEMRA stated that Khan has disrupted public order and peace by stating that he constantly slandered state institutions and spread hate speech by making unfounded allegations in his speeches.

Stating that “baseless allegations, hate speech, slander and baseless statements” about state institutions and officials violate Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan, PEMRA drew attention to the precedent decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on this issue.


Police went to Khan's home in Lahore Monday pending an arrest warrant issued in the Toshakhana case on charges of selling government gifts and concealing assets. While his supporters flocked to Khan's house, it was stated that Khan was not at home. Khan said in a statement that he did not kneel before any institution or person and that he would not allow the nation to kneel.

Khan, who was given "temporary bail" in the lawsuits filed on allegations of terrorism, attempted murder and bribery against a rival politician, and in the Toshakhana case on charges of selling state gifts and concealing his assets, an arrest warrant was issued for him on February 28, preventing him from being released on bail. Khan attended 2 of the 4 hearings on the same day and could not attend 2 of them.