July 14, 2017
ISLAMABAD – The Sindh High Court has again granted stay to Urdu 1 Television against the show-cause notices that electronic media regulator PEMRA issued for airing Indian dramas.
A PEMRA press release issued Friday said the court suspended the operation of show-cause notices dated July 10, 11 and 12. It restrained the regulator from issuing any further notices on the same facts and grounds as that of earlier notices.
PEMRA had banned airing of Indian content on private television channels on October 19, 2016. However, Urdu 1 began to defy the ban from June 28, 2017.
As a result, the channel was issued seven show-cause notices on July 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
PEMRA said it has decided to approach the Supreme Court against the interim order of Sindh High Court.
Pakistan Observer, November 19, 2016