ISLAMABAD- Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday reinstated Pervez Rathore as the acting chairman of Pakistan Electronic MediaRegulatory Authority (PEMRA).
A three-member bench headed by Justice NasirulMulk ordered thereinstatement during the hearing of an appeal against the Islamabad HighCourt's decision of July 15 to bar the PEMRAacting chairman from functioning inhis position.
Meanwhile, the court also reinstated KamaluddinTipu as a member of the watchdog.Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk in his order said the IHC decision standsset aside and PervaizRathore and KamaluddinTipo could assume charge oftheir offices forthwith to continue their work as usual.
Previously, the IHC had ordered the suspension of Rathore and Tipu as theacting chairman and member of PEMRAobserving that the appointments of the two were not made in accordance with the procedure laid down in the PEMRA ordinance.
Ahmad Hassan Rana, Rathore's counsel, had earlier contended that although the summary for the appointment of his client had been addressed to thepresident, it erroneously mentioned the prime minister instead.