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FIA finds huge forgery in Pemra appointments

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ISLAMABAD: During its initial probe, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has found massive irregularities in the appointment of dozens of senior officers in Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). According to sources, the forensic experts have confirmed tempering of answer sheets of “successful” influential candidates, several of whom are relatives of former cabinet members and […]

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FIA lays charges against eight PEMRA officials

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has registered a case against eight Pemra officials, including former chairman Mushtaq Malik, on charges of violating rules and regulations in the recruitment of 316 employees in March 2009. Four officials were arrested in surprise raids on Tuesday evening, sources said while speaking with the Express Investigation Cell. Capt […]

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Will Pemra chief quit or move IHC?

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ISLAMABAD: There were conflicting media reports about the embattled Pemra chief Chaudhry Rasheed Ahmed on Sunday, as one report said he had decided to move a petition to Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the pressure being put on him to quit, while the other said he might step down like the Nadra chief Tariq Malik. […]

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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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SC rejects govt plea against IHC order

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has rejected government plea seeking suspension of interim injunction of Islamabad High Court (IHC) on restoration of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Chaudhry Rashid Ahmad and directed it to resort to IHC on this count. The SC has ruled in its orders that original case is still pending […]

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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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Pemra chief files contempt of court plea with IHC

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chaudhry Rashid Ahmad Thursday filed a contempt of court application with the Islamabad High Court (IHC) saying that he was stopped from entering his office despite IHC stay orders of December 16. The Pemra chairman alleged that Rao Tehsin, who was appointed by the federal government as […]

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With two chairmen, Pemra in turmoil

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ISLAMABAD: Confusion in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (Pemra) persists as the authority continues to have two chairmen, adversely affecting administrative work of the institution. On December 15, the federal government, through the Establishment Division, had issued a notification removing Chaudhry Rashid Ahmed as Pemra chairman. He had been appointed by the previous PPP […]

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IHC suspends termination order of Pemra chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has suspended the termination order of Pemra Chairman Chaudhry Rashid Ahmad. Ch Rashid will remain Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chief as the court order reads: “Operation to the impugned order shall remain suspended till the next date of hearing.” Counsel for Ch […]

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Corruption-tainted sacked Pemra chief unlikely to get court relief

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ISLAMABAD: Implementing the Supreme Court’s historic judgement in the Khawaja Asif case to review irregular and illegal appointments, President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday removed the illegally appointed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Chaudhry Rashid. The office of the Pemra chairman fell vacant in the early years of the previous Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) […]

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Pemra rejects defamatory campaign

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ISLAMABAD: Commenting on a series of defamatory statements issued by what it calls “a handful of disgruntled employees facing disciplinary proceedings,” Pemra on Friday again rejected the vilification campaign as baseless, misleading and contrary to the facts. It stated that the prime investigation agency, FIA, was conducting inquiries into the alleged illegal recruitment and grant […]

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