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PEMRA chief’s appointment challenged in IHC

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Absar Alam’s appointment has been challenged in Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The petition challenging Alam’s appointment was filed by Barrister Shoaib Raza on behalf of Ahmad Qureshi.

The petitioner has nominated the Information Ministry, Chairman PEMRA and PEMRA’s regulatory body as respondents in the case.

According to Raza, chairman PEMRA has been unlawfully appointed on the position according to PEMRA ordinance 2002.

“The appointment is contrary to the constitution. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed Alam in an unjust manner,” he added.

Raza pleaded to the court to outlaw the appointment of Absar Alam as the chief of the electronic media regulatory body.