In the 90-day elections case, the Supreme Court issued a written order for judicial proceedings in which it was stated that the purpose of misuse of the constitutional freedom of expression is to degrade democracy.
In the written order of the Supreme Court, it was said that the media has a very important role, the Constitution of Pakistan has given freedom of expression in Article 19, the constitutional freedom of expression is used by some people as a license to create false narratives and spread wrong information. are
According to the decree, PEMRA bans constitutional violations, there should be fair comment for the improvement of democracy, lack of trust in democracy reduces public participation as well as voter turnout, according to a study by the European Parliament, wrong information. Proliferation undermines democracy.
The written decree said that according to the research of the European Parliament, false information threatens the right to freedom of thought, privacy, economic, social and cultural rights, according to the research of the European Parliament.
According to the European Parliament’s research, misinformation not only creates distrust in democratic institutions, but also undermines free and transparent elections, digital violence and coercion increase due to misinformation. .
According to the decree, the Supreme Court commends the journalists for carrying out their duties professionally with truth, keeping in mind the importance of the matter, the translation of this decision will also be issued in Urdu.