LHC issues notices to govt, IG Punjab on cable operators’ plea

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday issued notices to the federal and provincial governments and Inspector General of Punjab police on a petition of cable operators, seeking action against alleged harassment being caused to them to restore transmission of Geo TV.

Justice Shahid Hameed Dar issued the order on a petition of Khalid Arain, president of Cable Operators Association Pakistan. Through his counsel, the petitioner submitted that police and government functionaries were pressurising them to get the transmission of Geo TV restored. He said in such circumstances, lives of people associated with cable network and their infrastructure was in danger. He said the police officers and other government functionaries were threatening cable operators throughout the province.

He requested the court to take notice of these threats to the cable operators and ensure protection to their business and lives.After hearing the arguments, the court sought comments from the respondents within seven days.

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