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IHC grants bail to former Pemra officials

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday granted bail to former chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Malik Mushtaq and two former acting chairmen Dr Abdul Jabbar and Shehzad Nawaz Cheema in the recruitment scam case. IHC Justice Noorul Haq N. Qureshi granted bails to the three against Rs500,000 surety bonds each. Malik Mushtaq […]

Removal order of Pemra official suspended

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ISLAMABAD: The legal battle between two top officials of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday took a new turn when Dr Abdul Jabbar approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against his removal as the executive member of the media watchdog by the incumbent chairman, Chaudhry Abdul Rasheed. Chief Justice Mohammad Anwar Khan […]

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority clarifies report, The News stands by it

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued the following clarification in response to The News story titled “Supreme Court barred chairman still running Pemra, calls meeting” published on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. It is clarified that in compliance of the order of Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan dated 20-12-2012, passed in Constitution […]

Dr Jabbar may be new PEMRA chief

By: Rana Ghulam Qadir ISLAMABAD: It has been formally decided to appoint Dr Jabbar as chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and a summary in this regard has been sent to Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf for approval. According to sources, there are three names – Secretary Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Rasheed Ahmad, […]

Chairman barred by Supreme Court still running PEMRA, calls meeting

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By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: It’s not only the top constitutional office holders who are flouting the judgements of the superior judiciary, a junior Pemra official, who was given a look after charge of Pemra chairman by PPP government and was removed by Supreme Court two-weeks ago, has started using powers of the Pemra Chairman in […]

After losing in Supreme Court, PEMRA trying to fight case in media

By: Ansar Abbasi ISLAMABAD: After failing to defend itself in the apex court, Pemra has decided to fight its case through the media by challenging the facts that were produced before the apex court but remained undefended. In its rebuttal to The News story, the Pemra’s General Manager Media stated that the newspaper has been […]

Supreme Court bars acting chairman PEMRA from work

Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) has barred the acting Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Dr Abdul Jabbar from discharging his duties, Geo News reported Thursday. The SC was hearing the petition filed by senior journalists’ Hamid Mir and Absar Alam regarding the formation of a media commission. During the hearing, Justice Jawwad […]