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PFUJ moves IHC against PECA Ordinance 2022

PFUJ moves IHC against PECA Ordinance 2022
February 22, 2022 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has filed a plea against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Amendment (PECA) Ordinance 2022 in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The petition has been filed through Rizwan Qazi advocate.

The petitioner said that the constitution of Pakistan demands promotion of the democratic rule. “In the constitution, freedom of speech is mentioned. In the tenure of the current government, restrictions are being imposed on the media. Restrictions have been imposed on journalists without any announcement,” it added.

The petition says that not any country in the world can be ruled on the patterns of dictatorship. “The amendment to the PECA Ordinance is another attempt to defeat its opponents. This ordinace is against the constitution of Pakistan and basic rights,” it concluded.