PEMRA Apologises Over Allegations Against Geo
Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday apologised to the Supreme Court over the statement regarding Geo TV’s awareness campaigns, including ‘Aman Ki Asha’ and ‘Zara Sochiye’.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, comprising Justice Jawad S Khawaja and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, resumed hearing of a case regarding a Pemra official’s statement that ‘Aman Ki Asha’ and ‘Zara Sochiye’ were foreign funded programmes.
Counsel for Pemra Zulfiqar Maloka submitted a written apology before the bench and stated that Pemra apologises over its statement regarding members of media commission as they are respectful.
The chief justice remarked that it was a non-serious attitude of the Pemra officials as they should behave in a responsible manner.The case was adjourned until August 12.
Our correspondent adds: Hamid Mir, the petitioner in the case, said that they did not seek an apology from Pemra. Instead, he said they wanted the Pemra to present evidence to prove its allegations. The court also received an email from Javed Jabbar, who confirmed the Pemra had given a statement before the commission.