Notification of PEMRA's acting chief’s appointment suspended

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday suspended the notification of the appointment of Pervez Rathore as acting chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and Kamal-ud-din Tipo as the executive member.

A single member IHC bench comprising Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi resumed the hearing over contempt of court petition filed by PEMRA'S private member Israr Abbasi. During the hearing, counsel for the petitioner apprised the bench that Rathore was functioning as the acting chairman despite the IHC's June 9 orders.

He said that the government issued amended notification of both officials which was the violation of court orders. Abbasi had challenged the appointment of Rathore as acting chairman and Justice Qureshi on June 9 had ruled that status quo shall be maintained until June 17.

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