PEMRA chairman suffers heart attack


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Acting Chairman Dr Abdul Jabbar was shifted to al Shifa Hospital after he suffered a severe heart attack.

Family sources said that he was summoned by the chief justice of Pakistan regarding a controversial interview of property tycoon Malik Riaz. When Jabbar appeared before the court he was not offered a chair and recoded his statement while standing.After the proceedings, he was under too much stress because he was not called in the courtroom, but was ordered to be present in the meetings of 17 judges where they were shown off-record portion of the interview. The chief justice asked the PEMRA chairman that what steps he had taken in this regard.

Sources said the full-court reference was telecasted live on TV channels after which Dr Jabbar felt humiliated and had a heart attack and was admitted to the hospital in critical condition. However, doctors did not issue any details regarding his health. – Dailytimes