IHC seeks reply on appointment in PEMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday served notices to the respondents in a case challenging the appointment of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) director general.

Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani of IHC resumed hearing on a petition filed by a senior officer of PEMRA Junai Naji against the above appointment.

During the course of proceeding, the petitioner’s counsel Hafiz Arafat contended before the bench that Jalal Kakar who was junior to him had been given the charge of director general PEMRA.

The petitioner as a senior officer deserved the promotion in accordance with the law, he stated. He prayed the court to declare the appointment of Mr Kakar as null and void.

After hearing the arguments, the court sought a reply from respondents till December 4.