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LHC stops implementation of Punjab Defamation Law

LHC stops implementation of Punjab Defamation Law

LHC stops implementation of Punjab Defamation Law

LHC stops implementation of Punjab Defamation Law

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court(LHC) stayed the implementation of the Punjab Defamation Law and made the law subject to a court decision.

Justice Amjad Rafiq of Lahore High Court heard the petitions of Lahore Press Club President Arshad Ansari and others against the Defamation Act.

The counsel for the petitioners took the position that in the presence of one law another law cannot come. No other law can be made in the presence of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).

The PEMRA has powers to take action against channels and media. Journalists report responsibly. It is requested that the court declare this law null and void.

The court adjourned the hearing till July 4, subjecting the implementation of the Act to a judicial decision.

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Speaking to the media after the hearing, Lahore Press Club President Arshad Ansari said that it is hoped that the court will suspend this bill.

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