PTA Employees Protest at D-Chowk Against Abduction of Members

PTA-logoAll employees of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, along with civil society and officials of telecom companies, protested today against illegal try for abduction of Mr. Nasrul Karim Ghaznavi, the member finance and Dr. Khawar Siddique Khokhar, the member technical by armed and uniformed men on February 4th, 2013.

Except Mr. Sajjad Latif Awan, all directors, DGs and entire staff of PTA gathered today at D-Chowk to protest against the illegal and un-authorized raid of around a dozen men to harass and possibly abduct the members of authority.

Mr. Wahaj-us-Siraj, CEO of Nayatel and Amina Masood Janjua, a known civil figure,  were also seen at the protest.

Protestors demanded the immediate arrest of those responsible for the incident including Khawaja Siddique Akbar, the Secretary of Ministry of Interior — who had lead the raid — and DSP of Secretariat Police Station.

Telecom industry is largely distressed over the incident and said that such violent action against regulator’s top officials is an open threat to industry. They said that government has done every possible thing to diminish the telecom sector but this has to end now.

Industry fears that there possibly is a hidden agenda behind all this. They said that government must take neccessary measures to control the situation or they must get ready to face the social and ecnomic impacts.

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  • Bilal Iqbal

    what the hell is this…
    arresting top professionals will give What Message to others… Run away from country… or what… thin k about it..

  • la’layn

    It is better to petition against the main character of the episode, called Sajjad Latif Awan, for his expulsion from PTA. He became over ambitious, over zealous and nasty, his character is dubious around females as well, resultantly they dont like to work with him. Govt. has no hidden agenda except Mrs. Kalsoom trying to be the “big mama” for her embicile son who cannot advance on his own merit and that PTA should help in his upbringing since mama cannot afford his pampers…oops!!! to pamper him from her hefty pocket ,,,that stuff is for the banking industry.Sajjad apparently fed some geese to her fancies to further his agenda of becoming a member and a turncoat. 3G and grey traffic are a pathetic excuse to hatch a cause for abduction to get rid of them as they were simply too much obstruction for his dillusional and delirious sense of liberty to snatch the throne from under their noses. He had taken out an order during the tenure of the Ex Chairman that for all administrative matters members were irrelevant. Which means 20 grade decigram being more relavant than the twain 21 grade Kilograms who are not PTA employees but constituents of Authority.