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Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a suspension of TV licenses on live coverage of police action in Faiazabad, Islamabad against Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah protestors who have been sitting there the past 2 weeks.

Read more: Rawalpindi-Islamabad residents helpless as police fail to dislodge protesters from Faizabad…

PEMRA has decided to take all TV channels off the air on orders of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, under section 5 of the Pemra act.

Police have been throwing teargas shells on protestors who have put Police vans on fire. The protest has spread throughout the country. Shahrah – Faisal in Karachi, its main interchange, has been closed as protestors have collected. They are protesting in 12 areas of Karachi.

read more: Police action against Islamabad sit-in protestors leads to violence

Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah has been protesting in Islamabad for over 20 days, asking for the resignation of the law minister for adding, the now-withdrawn, amendment to the clause pertaining to the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat oath for electoral candidates.
Over 8500 security personnel are involved and have removed 150 protestors so far from the area. Yesterday the Islamabad High Court declared the sit-in as an “act of terrorism” and a “anti-state act”.