LAHORE – The Sindh High Court has restrained a private TV channel from airing any remarks against a PIA spokesperson.

The orders have been passed in a suit filed by PIA spokesperson Syed Sultan Hasan, claiming damages worth Rs1b against the channel management. Hasan had filed a suit for damages for illegally-recorded video conversation between Jamil Farooqui and him aired by the channel on December 2. The repeat telecast was aired on December 3. The spokesman claimed in his petition that the programme was not only against the PIA but also a direct insult to him which was watched by a number of its viewers. The spokesman sent legal notice to TV management on December 12 but the TV management aired the programme on Dec 19.