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Press Council of Pakistan finalises names of jurists’ to head inquiry commission to deal with complaints

Islamabad, October 09, 2012 (PPI-OT): Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) has finalized the names of four eminent jurists’ to head the inquiry commission to deal with the complaint. A three member Inquiry Commission headed by a retired Judge of the High Court or a person qualified to a Judge of the High Court is to be constituted by the Press Council under section 9 of the PCP Ordinance 2002.

Under the regulation framed by PCP the complaint is to be referred in the first instance to the committee/sub committee constituted by the Council under section 16 of the PCP Ordinance. If the matter is not resolved /mediated then it shall be referred to the inquiry commission.

The sub committee appointed by the PCP for finalization of the names of Chairman of the inquiry commissions has finalized the names of Ms. Asma Jehangir, Senior Advocate Supreme Court as Head of Inquiry Commission for Punjab, Justice Ali Aslam Jaffri, Head of Inquiry Commission (Sindh), Justice G.N. Hohli, Head of Inquiry Commission (Balochistan), and Justice Fazal-i- Haq Abbasi Head of Inquiry Commission (KPK).

The APNS has nominated, Mr. Zahid Malik, from Pakistan Observer, Mr. Umer Mujib Shami, Daily Pakistan (Lahore), Mr. Masood Hamid, Secretary General, APNS, Daily Dawn (Karachi), Mr. Muhammad Siddiq Baloch, Daily Balochistan Express (Quetta) and Mr. Ayaz Badshah, Daily Mashriq (Peshawar).

The Inquiry Commissions shall be notified on receipt of nominations from CPNE.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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