Will Pemra chief quit or move IHC?
ISLAMABAD: There were conflicting media reports about the embattled Pemra chief Chaudhry Rasheed Ahmed on Sunday, as one report said he had decided to move a petition to Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the pressure being put on him to quit, while the other said he might step down like the Nadra chief Tariq Malik.
The INP said Chaudhry Rasheed had decided not to tender resignation despite that he was being pressured to step down. After consultations with legal experts, he has prepared a petition to be moved to the IHC on Monday (today).
Rasheed was appointed to the post during the PPP government. However, the sitting PML-N government declared his appointment illegal by stating that proper procedure had not been adopted while appointing him to the post.
According to Online, the Pemra chairman might follow in the footsteps of Nadra Chairman Tariq Malik who had quit the post on government pressure. It said Chaudhry Rasheed had intimated the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting about his intention to quit.