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Pemra chairman served with show cause notice

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Chaudhry Rashid Ahmad has been served with a show cause notice for initiating self-serving summary for the president to get himself appointed while violating the verdict of Supreme Court (SC) of 15th January, 2013 and rules of procedure. It also said that Rashid Ahmad’s promotion from BPS-21 […]

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IHC issues notice to Pemra chief in ICA

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ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Thursday issued notice to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman, Chaudhry Rasheed Ahmad, in response to the Intra-Court Appeal (ICA) of the federal government against his reinstatement by a single member IHC bench. The division bench, comprising IHC chief justice, Justice Muhammad […]

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PEMRA chairman takes charge, transfers 14 officials

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ISLAMABAD: In his first directives upon assuming office on Wednesday, newly reinstated Chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chaudhry Rashid Ahmad transferred 14 of the authority’s officials and cancelled the meeting of its board scheduled for today (Thursday). Sources in Pemra said the reinstated chief spent the day discussing the situation with […]

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Govt challenges restoration of PEMRA chief

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday filed an intra-court appeal in the Islamabad High Court requesting it to set aside the decision of the single-member bench that restored Chaudhry Rasheed as Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority chairman. On December 16, the single-member bench headed by Justice Riaz Ahmed had ordered the restoration of Chaudhry Rasheed Ahmed, […]

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Court expresses concern over social TV programmes

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday expressed concern over the humiliation of prostitutes in some television programmes. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC summoned the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory (Pemra) chairman on October 2, seeking explanation as to what mechanism is in place for allowing telecast of such programmes. The court was […]

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Violation of SC orders: TIP moves top court against Pemra chief

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LAHORE: Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has moved the Supreme Court against Rashid Ahmed’s appointment as the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman. In a civil miscellaneous application filed before the court, TIP has argued that the previous government violated directives given by the SC on January 15, 2013, by appointing Rashid as the Pemra […]

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‘Tough time’ awaits media at Supreme Court

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ISLAMABAD: It is going to be a very tough time for the media ahead, as the Supreme Court has admitted a petition for preliminary hearing against the media/all TV channels for telecasting the August 15 incident involving random firing on Jinnah Avenue. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad […]

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