- IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah suggests government to resolve issue through consultations with parties concerned.
- Watching those who opposed the laws in question now in power.
- Sends notices to the PTA Chair, others
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday asked the National Assembly review in rules created by PTI government relatively social media when directed to merge all related petitions.
The order was issued by IHC Chief Justice Atar Minallah during the hearing. of PPP leader Farhatullah Babar’s petition on cause.
The judge observed that since government It has changed and those who opposed the laws in question sitting on opposition benches now in power.
“Isn’t it better for in government to resolve question through consultation with parties concerned?” he suggested.
During the hearing, Judge Minalla called Babar. on tribune.
The judge noted that since PPP is in power now it is should to correct rules.
Babar proposed to refer this issue to the parliament, what would test for the present government. CJ agreed, saying that let parliament study the case and the court will consider the report after it has been submitted.
Court also sent a notice to the chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Secretaries of Department of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Information Technology.
A varied petition to repeal the laws was filed by Osama Khawar. on on behalf of of Babar on Wednesday.
Many stakeholders including ISPs of Pakistan (ISPAC) rejected rules entered through delete and lock of Illegal Online Content Rules 2020 as per Warning of Electronic Crime Act 2016
rules also attracted mass criticism for be draconian.