Imran Khan convicted under terrorism law for threatening judge and police

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Imran Khan has been convicted of threatening a judge and two senior police officials during a public meeting held at F-9 Park late on Saturday night, the authorities reported. local media.

According to The News International, Khan was arrested under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s media regulatory authority has banned the live broadcast of speeches by PTI leader Imran Khan for threatening an Islamabad police official and a female magistrate during a speech in Islamabad.

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) said Imran’s recorded speech would only be allowed to be broadcast after an effective delay mechanism to ensure effective oversight and editorial control.

“…The President of PEMRA, having regard to the above context and reasons, in exercising the delegated powers of the Authority conferred by section 27(a) of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by the PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007, hereby prohibits the broadcast of Mr. Imran Khan’s live speech on all satellite television channels with immediate effect,” PEMRA said in its notification.

PEMRA imposed the ban on all satellite channels hours after vowing to press charges against Islamabad’s Inspector General, Deputy Inspector General and Magistrate for “torturing” Shahbaz Gill.

Imran alleged that Gill was “caught and tortured” to send a message and scare people that if he could be mentally broken, then anyone could, according to Geo News.

Earlier on Saturday, Khan linked the current situation in Pakistan to the appointment of the army chief of staff and called it “unfortunate” that everything is happening in the country during a single appointment.

Gill was arrested by police on August 9 after making controversial comments on television against the Pakistani military that were deemed “highly hateful and seditious” by the country’s media authorities.

Imran’s close associate was arrested on charges of colluding with a private television news channel in the context of anti-state propaganda.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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