LAHORE: A civil court has restrained the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) from entering into a contract with any other entity in violation of an agreement reached with PTV-Sports for Space Licensing on Satellite Beam.
The court issued the stay order on the complaint of PTV-Sports and also sought a reply from the PCB by December 6.
Barrister Ahmad Pansota, on behalf of the national television broadcaster, contended before the court that the plaintiff reached an agreement with the defendant for the period from September 2020 till June 2023.
He said the agreement was to produce or have independently produced at internationally acceptable quality defendant’s content and for the territory of Pakistan.
However, he said, the defendant on November 5, 2021, suspended the agreement on the basis till the digital Pakistan policy was fully implemented. He said the clauses of the agreement provided that any notice regarding the agreement was to be addressed and issued to the managing director of the plaintiff.
The counsel pointed out that no notice had been issued to the plaintiff by the defendant.
In his written order, Civil Judge Tallat Mahmood observes that the contention of the plaintiff’s counsel needs consideration and the PCB is restrained from entering into agreement with any other organisation till further orders.