The state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has decided not to air former premier Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz’s speeches.
The decision was taken after the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) warned tv channels to not air speeches by political leadership containing defamatory targeting state institutions like judiciary and military, reported ARY news.
A notification issued by PTV’s controller programming has issued directives not to air speeches or advertisements containing speeches by a “convicted person” on the state tv.
It is pertinent to note here that an accountability decide Muhammad Bashir on July 6, handed Nawaz Sharif 10 years as jail time for owning property beyond earnings and 1 12 months for not cooperating with NAB in the Avenfield properties corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
His daughter Maryam Nawaz was given 7 years for abetment, and her husband Captain (r) Safdar was given 1 year for non-cooperation with the anti-graft authority.
Captain (r) Safdar was arrested on Sunday, July 8 while Maryam Nawaz and Nawaz Sharif are due to return on July 13, Friday.