ISLAMABAD- Appointment of Pervez Rathore as acting PEMRA chairman has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
A private member of PEMRA , Israr Abbasi has also challenged PEMRA’s decision made on June 6, 2014. In the petition filed by Israr Abbasi in IHC, the petitioner has taken the plea that a 3-member interim committee was already working on application filed by Ministry of Defense against GEO. The appointment of acting chairman has been made to prevent the interim committee from functioning; therefore, the appointment has been revoked.

Abbasi also pleaded that the PEMRA meeting held on June 6 was illegal, also making the resultant decision illegal.