LAHORE - Lahore High Court on Monday issued notice to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to submit reply on a petition challenging ban on the use of helicam for media coverage.
As the proceedings commenced, Advocate Azhar Siddique argued that the ban on helicam by Pemra authorities is against the Article 19 and 19-A of the Constitution. He said the helicams are being used because of the safety of the journalists. The petitioner said right to information has been enshrined by the Constitution which cannot be taken away from them. He prayed the court to set aside the ban on helicam imposed by Pemra. After hearing the arguments of the petitioner, Justice Ijaz-ul-Haq of the LHC issued notice to Pemra to submit reply. The court will resume hearing on September 11.