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Supreme Court summons acting PEMRA chief in media commission case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has summoned acting Chairman PEMRA Dr Jabbar today (Wednesday) in the case of formation of media commission.

The two-member bench of Supreme Court, comprising Justice Jawad S Khawaja and Justice Khalji Arif Hussain, heard the petition filed by two senior journalists, Hamid Mir and Ibsar Alam.

Hamid Mir told the court that the present Pemra chairman had been working on the acting post for the last two years and due to this reason he did not ignore any legal or illegal order of the government. He said that rules and regulations issued by Pemra in 2012 were also illegal and the court should take notice of it.

However, Deputy Attorney General Dil Muhammad Zai prayed the court to hear the point of view of the acting chairman Pemra before passing any decision.On it Justice Jawad S Khawaja summoned acting chairman Pemra to get his views and adjourned the hearing.


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