Former PEMRA Chairman Absar Alam asked to return Rs 50 million dues

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday asked ex-Pemra chairman Absar Alam to return Rs 50 million he received as salaries, perks in the light of Lahore High Court (LHC) decision, ARY News reported.

The regulatory body in its letter dated December 31, 2021 directed the former Pemra chairman Alam to deposit the outstanding amount of Rs50,366,420 in Pemra account number.

“Mr. Absar Alam has drawn a gross amount of Rs50,366,420 for the period from December 2015 to December 2017 on account of salary which needs to be recovered in light of the judgment of Lahore High Court,” read the letter issued by regulatory body.

Earlier in October 2019, the federal government asked Absar Alam to return the amount he received in the form of salary and other perks and privileges.

Source: ARY News

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