ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Electronic Media Regulating Authority (PEMRA) on Friday regretted over its allegations levelled against a media group for airing two programmes.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Jawad S Khawaja and Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh heard the civil miscellaneous application (CMA) filed by two journalists.

Zulfiqar Maluka, counsel for PEMRA, appeared before the court and expressed regrets on behalf of chairman and other officials of the PEMRA. “Whether the allegations levelled against the media group are true or false but we feel that the reputation of the said group has been damaged,” Maluka said.

He submitted that he could file a written clarification on behalf of his client for which he sought time. The court directed the counsel for PEMRA to file reply by August 12.