Islamabad- The Islamabad High Court today suspended the notification for the appointment of Pervez Rathore as acting chief of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Justice Noorul Haq N. Qureshi of the Islamabad High Court resumed the hearing over contempt of court petition filed by Pemra's private member Israr Abbasi. The petition had contended that Rathore was functioning despite the IHC’s June 9, 2014 orders. Abbasi had challenged the appointment of Rathore as acting chairman Pemra and Justice Qureshi on June 9 had ruled that “status quo shall be maintained” until June 17, 2014. The court also suspended the notification for the appointment of Kamaludding Tipu as a member of the Pemra's executive body.