Govt is Searching for a New Chairman of PEMRA

Federal government has stared its search for new chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).

Lahore High Court (LHC) had nullified the appointment of Absar Alam as chairman of PEMRA. The court had also ordered the government to appoint a new PEMRA chief within the next 30 days.

Absar Alam stepped down from his post as chairman of PEMRA shortly after the Lahore High Court declared his appointment illegal.

The position is placed in MP-1 Grade in terms of Finance Division’s O.M. No. F.3 (2) R-4/2011, dated 14-07-2017 vis-a-vis salary package, perks and privileges.


Lahore High Court Voids Absar Alam’s Appointment as PEMRA Chairman

As per the eligibility criteria, the prospective candidates should have the following qualifications and experience:

  1. An eminent professional of known integrity and competence, having substantial experience in media, business, management. Finance, economics or law in accordance with section -6 (2) of the PEMRA Ordinance, 2002 as amended by the PEMRA Amendment Act, 2007
  2. Master degree or above in the field of Mass Communication, Business Administration, Law, Finance or economics or an equivalent degree in a related field from an HEC recognized university in Pakistan or abroad, at least 2nd division, degrees should be verified from HEC
  3. The maximum age limit for the position is 61 years till the date of application
  4. Written evidence of at least 20 years experience in organizations of governance, management, administration, financial management, media management and marketing.

The selected candidate will act under the PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as mandated by PEMRA Amendment Act 2007 and PEMRA Rules 2009.

The selection of candidate will be made as per the procedure and guidelines contained in the relevant laws/orders of the government of Pakistan, read the relevant judgments of the superior judiciary.