Removed Chairman PTA Files Intra Court Appeal at LHC

Farooq-AwanMuhammad Farooq Awan, the removed Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has reportedly filed an intra court appeal (ICA) before Lahore High Court (LHC) against his suspension by a single bench, reported Daily Times.

Mr. Awan has plead that he was appointed as chairman of the Authority after the approval by the Prime Minister. In his appeal, Mr. Awan said that there was nothing illegal in his appointment as all rules and regulations were followed as per laws.

He maintained that Lahore High Court single bench of Justice Mansoor Ali Shah on December 31, 2012 declared his appointment null and void by terming it unlawful by setting aside the notification of his appointment.

Mr. Farooq Awan has now requested the court to set aside the single bench order and issue direction for his reinstatement as PTA chairman.

Earlier a petition filed by Khawaja Saad Saleem (of Nayatel) had challenged the appointment of Mr. Farooq Awan as Chairman PTA, against which Justice Mansoor Ali Shah (a single bench court) of Lahore High Court declared the appointment null and void.

The petitioner had pleaded that government did not fulfil the requirements for the appointment of chairman of PTA, as no ad was published in any publication for the mentioned post. Petitioner had maintained that appointment of Farooq Awan as Chairman PTA seemed on political basis, than of considering any merit. He had requested Court to declare the appointment as null and void.


  • m irfan from maskat oman

    chairman sahib intrl call rate tax to kam ker dain aap kee meharbani hoo gee ham loog bahir baithy bohat parashaan hain allah aap ko ajer day ga

  • MA

    Somebody told me that he was getting $ 8,000 for attending the meeting of PTCL Board 6 months back when he was in IT and Telecom Ministry. If he was getting this huge amount
    from PTCL then how he can order Etisalat (PTCL) to pay outstanding amount to Pakistan. I would like to appreciate the decision of Court against this corrupt person. How he can give decision against PTCL after appointment as Chairman of PTA because he was the part of this garbage.


    • ICT

      @MA: You are right. Someone told me that Member Technical, Dr. Ismail had refused to take such amount for attending board meeting of Ufone.