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Islamabad Police charge batons on journalists outside PEMRA office

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police have revitalized the concept of police brutality, setting another example by charging batons and severely torturing journalists outside the PEMRA office here on Tuesday - ARY News reports. Another dictatorship move by a democratic government was witnessed on Tuesday, when Islamabad Police was called in to suppress the voice of truth and justice. According to details, Islamabad Police severely tortured peaceful journalists at protest against the closure of ARY News, when they tried to enter into…

IHC serves contempt notice to Pervez Rathore

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued contempt notice to acting Chairman of PEMRA, Pervez Rathore and ordered him file a written explanation within 10 days, or to appear before the court in person - ARY News reports. According to details, the hearing of a petition filed against acting PEMRA Chief, was held at the IHC on Friday. Justice Noor ul Haq Qureshi issued notice to Pervez Rathore, over court's contempt. The IHC ordered Rathore to file an explanation within 10 days or to appear before the court in…

Appointment of PEMRA acting chairman challenged in court

ISLAMABAD: The government's decision to appoint  Pervez Rathore as acting chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has been challenged in Islamabad High Court (IHC), ARY News reported on Saturday. Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi will hold preliminary hearing of the matter on Monday. Israr Abbasi, a private member of PEMRA, in his petition argued that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Ordianance 2002 has been silent over the issue. The plea said that only chairman and members can be…

Govt provided safe passage to Geo TV, says Mian Shams

ISLAMABAD: Member of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Mian Shams has said that the Government has given a safe passage to Geo TV - ARY News reports. Mian Shams said that today's meeting of PEMRA authority is similar to make a fool out of the people. He inquired that what kind of decision and meeting were these, when there is no room for an acting Chairman in PEMRA. Shams said that the Government indeed, provided a safe passage to Geo TV. On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader,…

IHC summons PEMRA chief on June 9

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has summoned Acting Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 9 over a plea of a private member of the authority, ARY News reported on Friday. Mian Shams, a private member of the authority, had filed petition in the IHC calling a meeting violation of the court orders. The court has summoned Acting Chairman of the electronic media regulatory authority Pervez Rathore for the hearing on June 09. The authority in a meeting attended by only government…