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LHC rejects govt appeal on dismissal of Pemra chairman

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal filed by the federal government on implementation of the verdict over the dismissal of former Pemra chairman Absar Alam. Justice Shahid Karim heard the application filed by the federal government pleading that court halt proceedings on the implementation of its earlier verdict on the dismissal of the Pemra chairman. Deputy Attorney General told the court that the dismissal of Alam will make the institution dysfunctional, and will affect the smooth running of the…

LHC invalidates appointment of Absar Alam as Pemra chief

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday set aside the appointment of Absar Alam as the Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Justice Shahid Karim of the LHC issued the verdict on a petition filed by Azhar Siddique Advocate who challenged the appointment of the incumbent Pemra chief in court. The court ruled that the appointment of Alam was made in flagrant violation of merit and the Supreme Court’s judgments in this regard. The bench directed the federal authorities to appoint a…

PEMRA boss seeks Govt role to protect the regulatory body

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Absar Alam on Monday said that the employees of regulatory authority have been receiving threats by calling on Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and state institutions to play their due role in safeguarding federal media regulatory body, ARY News reported. Chairman PEMRA while addressing a press conference lamented that regulatory body’s powers have been curtailed. “I have expressed my concerns in a letter written to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif…

Court hears case against appointment of Pemra chairman

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Thursday summoned records regarding the appointment of Absar Alam as Chairman Pemra, ARY News reported. LHC hearing the case against the appointment of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman Absar Alam. The petition said that Alam was appointed on the position in violation to the law and the merit. "He was given the top job of the electronic media oversight due to his closeness with the government," the petition claimed. The petitioner pleaded to the court to dismiss…