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Of Pemra’s private members eligibility, qualification

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ISLAMABAD: Why do governments appoint ineligible persons on key positions and why even new but different governments feel comfortable with such appointees? The appointment of members of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) by the previous government is a classical example of this phenomenon. A top bureaucrat explained that governments make such appointments so as […]

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Appointment of PTV MD declared illegal

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Television again became ‘headless’ after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday declared illegal the appointment of Mohammad Malick as its managing director (MD). Hearing a petition, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui observed that the appointment of Mr Malick was not transparent. He directed the federal government to fill the post in a […]

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IHC to hear Pemra chief, CNG cases today

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) today will take up two major petitions including dismissal of Chairman PEMRA and restoration of CNG supply to the stations of Potohar region. The first important petition is related to the removal of Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chaudhary Rashid Ahmad who also moved a contempt of […]

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PTV stopped from making recoveries from former MD

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday set aside the single bench orders in which it allowed the Pakistan Television to recover three per cent commission its former managing director (MD) Yousaf Baig Mirza used to receive on its overall revenue. The commission was in addition to his monthly salary he used to draw […]

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Courts find appointments illegal: Chiefs of PTV, SECP, USC get the axe

ISLAMABAD: The superior judiciary has ordered the sacking of three executives in the Securities and Exchange Commission, Pakistan Television and the Utility Stores Corporation after declaring the appointments illegal. And curiously enough, a former chief of PTV saw his own appointment held unlawful after the court acted on his petition against his successor and incumbent. […]

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