A case has been filed against Imran Khan under the Anti-Terrorism Act for allegedly threatening judges and police

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has been booked for threatening a judge and two top police officers during a public meeting held at F-9 Park on Saturday evening, local media reported.

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

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Media Regulatory Authority has banned broadcast of PTI chief Imran Khan’s live speech after threatening an Islamabad police officer and a woman magistrate during a speech in Islamabad.

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

“…Chairman PEMRA in view of the aforesaid background and reasons, in exercise of the delegated powers contained in Section 27(a) of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by the PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007, is hereby prohibited. With immediate effect on all satellite TV channels With the live broadcast of Mr. Imran Khan’s speech,” PEMRA said in its notification.

PEMRA imposed the ban on all satellite channels hours after it promised to file a case against Islamabad’s inspector general, deputy inspector general and a woman magistrate for allegedly “torturing” Shahbaz Gill.

Imran alleged that Gill was “arrested and tortured” to send a message and scare people that if he can have a mental breakdown, anyone can, according to Geo News.

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

Gill was arrested by police on August 9 after he made controversial remarks against the Pakistani military on television that the country’s media authority deemed “highly hateful and seditious”.

A close aide of Imran was arrested on charges of spreading anti-state propaganda in association with a private TV news channel.

(Only the headlines and images in this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content was automatically generated from the syndicated feed.)

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