Maryam Aurangzeb gets a blow from SC

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ISLAMABAD - *The Supreme Court removed State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb from a committee that selects the PEMRA chairperson on Monday.*

“She is very busy giving statements to the media,” said Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, heading the three-member bench, while hearing the media commission case. “What does the information minister have to do with the selection of the PEMRA committee?” remarked the CJ. “The committee cannot be independent as long as she is a member.”

The information secretary will replace Aurangzeb on the committee. The court ordered the committee to finalise the name of the PEMRA chairperson within three weeks.

“What would you call someone who sends women to protest against the judiciary?” said the CJP. “If they had any honour, the men would be coming forward.

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