PBC passes unanimous resolution condemning suspension of 24NewsHD licence
The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) in a meeting on Saturday unanimously passed a resolution that condemned suspension of 24NewsHD TV Channel license.
Pakistan Bar Council meeting unanimously demanded immediate restoration of 24 News license.
Pakistan lawyers’ fraternity has reacted strongly to the licence suspension termed it an attack on freedom of the press.
“The government wants to suppress the voice of truth and justice,” said Vice Chairman of Pakistan Bar Abid Saqi. He equated suspending a licence with denial of democracy.
Vice-Chairman Pakistan Bar urged Pemra to restore the TV licence. He said, “Licence should be reinstated immediately.”
President Lahore High Court Bar Tahir Nasrullah Warraich condemning suspension of 24News licence said, “Government does not want to see the truth. Freedom of opinion is a fundamental right.”
The move to suspend the licence of 24News at the behest of the government is reprehensible, said Azam Nazir Tarrar.
Former President Lahore High Court Bar Association said that the government wanted to run media according to its wishes. “It is against the law to suspend the licence of 24News,” he added.