Saleem Baig appointed PEMRA chairman

Islamabad

The Ministry of Information on Thursday issued a notification regarding the appointment of Mirza Saleem Baig as chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
Baig has been appointed to the post for the next four years, according to the notification.
The Ministry of Information’s notification comes a day after the Supreme Court ordered its issuance within two days.
The SC order came as a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing of the PEMRA chairman appointment case on Wednesday. President Mamnoon Hussain approved a summary of Baig’s appointment to the post late last month.
An officer of the Information Service, Baig previously served as the Principal Information Officer with the federal government.
Earlier, the Election Commission allowed issuance of notification regarding appointment of Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority.
The permission was granted on government’s request as the commission has placed a ban on appointments and recruitments in connection with upcoming general elections.—INP

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