Legal wrangling: SC issues notice in PEMRA chairman’s case

SC hears appeal against IHC verdict, whereby it struck down appointment of Rathore as acting Pemra chairman.

Our Correspondent August 05, 2014


The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Federation and Chairman Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) over a petition of the broadcasters’ body.

A two-member bench of the Supreme Court  comprising Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk and Justice Ameer Hani Muslim heard the appeal against the Islamabad High Court’s July 15 verdict, whereby the court struck down the appointment of Pervez Rathore as acting Pemra chairman as well as appointment of Kamaluddin Tipu as Pemra member.

The federation, however, filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the decision.

During the proceeding on Monday, the court issued notices to federation and other parties after Pakistan Broadcasters Association’s (PBA’s) counsel Irfan Qadir appeared before the court and pleaded to become a party in the case.

He contended that Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has been the representative body of all television channels across the country hence if the court passed any adverse order it could affect the broadcasting body’s interest.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th,2014.

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