IHC seeks reply from PTA in social media rules' case.

ISLAMABAD -- The Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Athar Minallah on Friday issued notices to the parties in a petition challenging social media rules devised by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

CJ IHC Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition filed by Journalists Defence Committee of Pakistan Bar Council over the request of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists to challenged social rules devised by PTA.

The high court issued notices to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and sought response over the petition till January 25.

Barrister Jahangir Jadoon appeared in the hearing to represent the petitioner.

Jadoon told the court that social media rules have been challenged after making a thorough review of the Constitution.

Justice Minallah remarked that freedom of expression was very important for a society.

The court wrote in its order earlier for avoiding such legislations...

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