LHC conditionally allows media to air unofficial results of LG elections

Latest Update: October 30, 2015 | 379 Views

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has conditionally allowed media to air unofficial results of Local Bodies (LB) elections.

Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan of LHC issued the interim order after hearing two identical petitions on Friday.

The court directed the media to air the unofficial results after an hour of the end of polling. The TV anchorpersons should clearly mention that the results are unofficial and can be changed and avoid sensationalism.

The court, in its remarks, further says that media plays a role of watchdog, therefore, unnecessary restrictions cannot be imposed on it.


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