PEMRA GATE: Qamar Zaman slams Chairman PEMRA for Contempt of Court

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

06th Feb, 2021. 07:52 pm

Chairman PEMRA Saleem Baig had illegally instructed the cable operators to shut down BOL News in different cities despite the court orders given on 25th January.

According to the details, PEMRA officials have threatened the cable operators to put BOL News on the last number.

However, in this regard, Labbaik Pvt. Ltd, BOL News has submitted a complaint to register an FIR against Chairman PEMRA Saleem Baig and others to the SHO of Zaman Town.

Contempt of court petition against PEMRA Chairman Saleem Baig and others has also been filed by the news channel.

Chairman PEMRA Saleem Baig, DG Distribution, Regional Manager Akram Barkar, Inspector Lahore Mohammad Akram, Inspector PEMRA Lahore Mazhar have been made respondents in the petition.

On the other hand, speaking to BOL News’ talk show, Abb Baat Hogi, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira has strongly condemned the illegal act by PEMRA.

Kaira has also urged the government to place competent persons for the posts as Saleem Baig has. He also added that the government must ensure the media’s freedom of action and policies.

The PPP leader further slammed Chairman PEMRA for mocking the rule of law by illegally directing the cable operators to stop transmission of BOL News.

Moreover, Saleem Baig used his subordinate officers illegally against BOL News to cause irreparable loss to the channel’s broadcasts.

BOL News News submitted a petition to SHO Zaman Town to register a case against PEMRA Chairman Saleem Baig and others.

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