Coalition government has canceled the no-objection certificate (NOC) of ARY Communications personal Ltd, calling it an “adverse reports from agencies” as the reason behind this call of the government appeared on Friday.
ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior on Friday revoked a broadcast allowed for ARY News days after it had been taken air following an interview that an opposition party official allegedly called it troops and officers against the military of Pakistan.
The notification issued by the ministry, dated August eleven, to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) reads that the NOC was issued in favor of M/S ARY Communications personal (Ltd). is off with immediate impact and till more orders on the premise of adverse reports from agencies.
Reporting on the event, the ARY NEWS English website referred to the cancellation by the coalition government led by PML-N” an economic murder of over four thousand media staff related to the news channel.
It is conjointly aforementioned that this was happened without any notice report also referred to as it a new move against the journalist fraternity.
It further reads that the channel’s administration condemned the suspension of its transmissions, saying that the network is being misused by the coalition government.
The decision from the interior Ministry Rana Sanaullah comes two days after the Sindh High Court directed Pemra and cable operators to right away restore the transmission of ARY NEWS, which had been suspended on orders of the coalition government.
ARY NEWS entangled into an issue when PTI leader Shahbaz Gill expressed seditious remarks against the Pakistan Army while talking to the channel earlier this week in a show. Later on Tuesday, he was arrested at Banigala Chowk within the capital of Pakistan (Islamabad). Many Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders called this arrest an abduction.
Gill was later booked on charges of offensive and inciting the general public against state establishments.
The ARY report revealed that it highlighted that the channel had issued a clarification that Gill’s statement was his personal opinion and had nothing to do with the channel’s policy.
Hours after Gill was taken into custody, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a show-cause notice to ARY News for airing his disputed remarks, which the authority delineate as extremely hateful and seditious and equal to inciting the military towards revolt.
Politicians and journalists condemn this action of the Coalition Government.
Meanwhile, politicians and journalists condemned the coalition government’s move to cancel the license of the ART News channel.
PPP administrator Farhatullah Babar expressed concern, saying that using state power haphazardly can backfire.
He tweeted on his official Twitter handle that effects of the law of decreasing returns already changing apparently.
Senior journalist Talat Hussain referred to as it “serious business”, saying the choice can be challenged within the court.
TV journalist Imran Riaz Khan alleged ARY news was incessantly under fire.
Columnist Shama Junejo called the move a very intense step.
Senior PTI leader Asad Umar was aforementioned that the tide of history can’t be stopped by powerful black measures.
PTI leader and former state minister Farrukh Habib conjointly powerfully condemned the cancellation of the channel’s license and aforementioned the coalition govt was harming the country by taking such powerful measures.