IHC summons Pemra’s acting chief on June 9
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has summoned the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s acting chairman on June 9 over a plea of a private member of the authority.
Mian Shams, the private member, filed a petition with the IHC, calling the Pemra’s Friday meeting a violation of the court orders. The authority, in a meeting attended by only government members, on Friday suspended the licence of the Geo News for 15 days and imposed a fine of Rs 10 million over a complaint of the defence ministry.
Pemra member Israr Abbasi, after announcement of the decision, said the government had interfered in the functioning of the authority. He said the Pemra members were intimidated, adding that the decision would be challenged in the court. He called the Pemra meeting held on Friday illegal.