Islamabad (Staff Report): Mirza Saleem Baig has been appointed as chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for the next four years, says a notification issued by the Ministry of Information on Thursday.
Baig previously served as the Principal Information Officer with the federal government.
On Wednesday, a three-member bench of the top court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing of the PEMRA chairman appointment case.
During the hearing, the counsel of the petitioner argued the individual named for heading the media regulator did not fulfill the eligibility criteria for the post.
However, the chief justice had remarked that they did not want to get into the issue and noted that the search committee had nominated Baig for the post of PEMRA chairman.
President Mamnoon Hussain approved a summary of Baig’s appointment to the post late last month.