Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is responsible for delaying 3G auction in Pakistan, declared National Assembly’s standing committee on information technology, just a while ago.
Chaired by Barjees Tahir, the committee members maintained that assessment should be made to determine the extent of violation of rules by the PTA in auctioning 3G licenses. Members further agreed to recover the payments made to 3G consultants from Mr. Farooq Awan, the Chairman of PTA.
Earlier the Secretary IT told the committee that decision to hire 3G consultants had been made by the PTA chairman.
A recently published report on ProPakistani had also concluded similar findings, detailing the individuals who can possibly be involved in delaying 3G auction.
After these repeated delays, experts say that auction of 3G is impossible now, especially when elections are just few months ahead. They further opined that next best time to auction 3G licenses would be around June-July 2013.