ISLAMABAD: The government has appointed a well known journalist Absar Alam as Chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Auhtority (PEMRA) on Thursday.
 
The appointment was made on advice of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and an official notification in this regard will be issued in a couple of days.
Absar Alam, a senior journalist, has worked with a number of media groups in Pakistan.
 
The post of Chairman PEMRA remained vacant for a long time.
 
PEMRA is a government body established in 2002 to facilitate and regulate electronic media in the countr