Journalist Absar Alam appointed as PEMRA chairman

Published: October 22, 2015
File photo of journalist Absar Alam. PHOTO: Twitter/@AbsarAalam

File photo of journalist Absar Alam. PHOTO: Twitter/@AbsarAalam

The government on Thursday appointed senior journalist Absar Alam as chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Auhtority (PEMRA).

According to Express News, the appointment was made on advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and an official notification in this regard will be issued in a day or two.

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Alam, a senior career journalist, has worked with a number of media groups in Pakistan.

PEMRA is a government body established in 2002 to facilitate and regulate electronic media in the country.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • azmat
    Oct 22, 2015 - 7:06PM

    Another darbari rewarded for his IK bashing. One of the most illogical journalist I have ever listened toRecommend

  • Khan
    Oct 22, 2015 - 7:09PM

    He is known Pml N supporter, that is why institutions never developed in Pakisatan. Another PMl n guard!!
    alas alas Alas!!Recommend

  • Ghufran
    Oct 22, 2015 - 7:39PM

    Well Deserve….Recommend

  • Absar
    Oct 22, 2015 - 7:47PM

    This proves that hard-work is paid in PM Nawaz Sharif’s Government. Regards, SarcasmRecommend

  • Fz
    Oct 22, 2015 - 7:54PM

    Loyalty workedRecommend

  • Shakil
    Oct 22, 2015 - 8:32PM

    Another one rewarded!
    Mohammad Malik – Chairman PTV
    Najam Sethi – PCB
    Irfan Siddique – Advisor to PM
    Tariq Fatmi – Special Advisor to PM
    Absar Alam – PEMRA chairman!

    who is next? all in the media who on pay roll getting rewarded!Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Oct 22, 2015 - 8:32PM

    One of the most illogical journalist I have ever listened to

    Agreed. The government should have appointed Mubashir Lucman and Hassan Nissar instead.Recommend

  • ejaz
    Oct 22, 2015 - 8:40PM

    “Another darbari rewarded for his IK bashing. One of the most illogical journalist I have ever listened to” I second thatRecommend

  • Layman
    Oct 22, 2015 - 9:00PM

    His hard work..i.e bashing IK worked wonders for him, look others who have achieved the same great heights in this government, you will find one thing common among them, they all bashed IK and PTI..death of freedom of speech..Recommend

  • Abid Shah Mashwani
    Oct 22, 2015 - 10:49PM

    Such news may serve encouragement for yellow journalist like Arif Nizami and Arshad Sharif.Recommend

  • Faisal
    Oct 22, 2015 - 10:51PM

    @Shakil, Tariq Fatimi was retired diplomatRecommend

  • raider
    Oct 22, 2015 - 11:55PM

    did note body language of tariq fatimi in usa, really he would have been diplomat of Pakistan, no doubt Recommend

  • ABC
    Oct 23, 2015 - 12:23AM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:

    Yes just like they hired you for 1 cent a commentRecommend

  • Abdul Piracha
    Oct 23, 2015 - 2:50AM

    Excellent choice of PM
    Most deserving candidate.Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Oct 23, 2015 - 3:59AM

    It pays up if you are a suck-up like this guy Absar Alam.Recommend

  • Aik_Paki
    Oct 23, 2015 - 5:25AM

    @Abid Shah Mashwani:
    Arshad Sharif must be running around Irfan SiddiquiRecommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Oct 23, 2015 - 10:55PM

    To all those bleeding hearts whose knickers are tied in a knot at this appointments – If Reham Khan can get to marry Imran Khan just because she used to conduct pro-PTI talk shows and was overtly supporting PTI on every forum, then how come Absar Alam is any different?Recommend

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