PML-N challenges PECA Ordinance in IHC
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Challenging the PECA (Amendment) Ordinance, 2022 in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) prayed to the court to declare it null and void since it was against the constitution, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Talking to the media after filing the petition, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said the party had challenged four amendments made to the original PECA by the present government.
“This is not a government, but an ordinance-manufacturing factory. The government could not coerce the people into submission,” she said, and asked Prime Minister Imran Khan and his team to call it a day and go home.
Yesterday, (Wednesday, February 23, 2022), 24News reported that like other opposition parties, the PML-N, which, too, had rejected the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) Amendment Ordinance, had announced that it would soon challenge it in Islamabad High Court (IHC).
PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz had yesterday (Tuesday) tweeted that whatever laws the government was enacting, would be used against itself. “These laws are apparently being made to suppress the voice of media and opposition, but they will be used against Imran Khan and company,” she said. “There should be no blame upon us for not informing you,” she added.
Federal Law Minister Barrister Farogh Naseem, who drafted the amended ordinance, while describing its salient features a few days back, had said the purpose of promulgating it was to prevent character assassination of people.
Reporter Ihtesham Kiani