LHC Hears Challenge to Peca Law Amendments

 LHC Hears Challenge to Peca Law  Amendments

LHC Hears Challenge to Peca Law Amendments

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday heard a mission to amended Prevention of Electronic Crimes (PECA) Ordinance 2022.

A excessive courtroom docket bench made from Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza heard a petition filed via way of means of Chaudhry Saeed Zafar.

The bench directed the petitioner’s suggest to seem earlier than the courtroom docket with practise for the case and adjourned the listening to for one week.

“The authorities desires to cut down the complaint with the newly promulgated PECA presidential ordinance,” the petition stated. “It is a bid to silent the media,” consistent with the petition.

“Promulgation of an ordinance in presence of the Parliament is unconstitutional,” petition stated and pleaded to strike down the impugned Prevention of Electronic Crimes Amendment Ordinance of 2022.

The ordinance has additionally been challenged via way of means of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) withinside the Islamabad High Court.

The ordinance turned into promulgated  days after the give up of the Senate consultation on Feb 17 and the consultation of the National Assembly turned into scheduled for Feb 18 however turned into referred to as off on the 11th hour, the PFUJ petition pointed out, including that, “via way of means of doing so the respondents have promulgated the ordinance with planned reason with the intention to keep away from the due technique of legislation”.

“No emergency conditions had arisen which referred to as for issuance of an ordinance of this nature as it is able to have waited until the consultation of the National Assembly referred to as,” the petitioner argued.

It stated that freedom of expression is one of the basics of a wholesome democracy and to create an surroundings wherein human beings of the united states of america are penalised for speakme their coronary heart out, to explicit their opinion, to give statistics earlier than the overall public, is in opposition to the democratic values given via way of means of now no longer simplest the charter of Pakistan however the global over.

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