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Govt restrained from appointing Pemra chief

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday restrained the federal government from initiating the process for appointing the chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). The restraining orders were issued on a contempt of court petition filed by the sacked Pemra chairman, Chaudhry Rashid Ahmed, against the information ministry for inviting applications to […]

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Sacked Pemra chief files contempt plea against ministry

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ISLAMABAD: The sacked chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Chaudhry Rashid Ahmed, on Thursday filed a contempt of court petition against the officials of the ministry of information and broadcasting for inviting applications to fill the post. Mr Ahmed said since he had challenged his dismissal and the matter was pending with […]

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The Pemra mess

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THE regulation of TV and radio channels is a subject of direct relevance to all citizens. Electronic media have been allowed to become an informative but distortive, often incoherent determinant of public discourse and agenda-setting. Aspects of regulation should not be seen as obscure, technocratic matters better left to public office-holders and specialists. In large […]

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PEMRA officers threaten to go on strike

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Officers Welfare Association has said that if Chaudhry Rashid insisted on resuming the position of Chairman Pemra, they will go on a pen-down strike. In a statement issued on Sunday, they said that the association disclosed documentary proofs of the corruption of Chaudhry Rashid and the National Accountability […]

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Govt angers IHC on Pemra chief issue

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday expressed its anger at the federal government’s failure to implement its orders for the reinstatement of Chairman Pemra Chaudhry Rashid Ahmed. Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan expressed his anger at the non-implementation of court orders by the Establishment Division and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting after the court restored […]

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PEMRA chief accused of malpractice, harassment

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KARACHI: Members of the Pemra Officers Welfare Association (POWA) accused the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman of fabricating cases against them and threatening them with dire consequences. In a statement issued by POWA’s secretary-general Amjad Ali, he claimed the chief of the media regulatory body, Chaudhry Rashid Ahmed, has been threatening its members […]

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