LHC Restrains Farooq Awan From Duty as Member Finance

Lahore-High-CourtLahore High Court today ordered Mr. Farooq Awan, ex-Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and currently the member finance of the authority, to restrain from all type of official working till the next date of hearing.

Court was hearing the writ petition filed by Khawaja Saad Saleem of Nayatel that has challenged the appointment of Mr. Farooq Awan as Member Finance after he was terminated from Chairmanship of Authority by the court.

Petitioner had plead the court that Lahore High Court had terminated Mr. Awan from Chairmanship of PTA by terming it illegal and in violation with regulations, however, he was re-appointed by the government as Member Finance, which is not only illegal but is also a contempt of court. Petitioner, hence, said that Mr. Awan should be stopped working as member finance by voiding his appointment.

Next hearing of the perition is on March 19th, 2013.


  • test

    Great, but why always court have to jump in

  • Javed

    Mr. Awan
    Its at last time to show some decency and better stay away from PTA and Telecom. U know nothing about any thing called telecom or 3G or something called technology. Every one in PTA and MoIT knows ur abilities, bullying staff, appointment of cronies and corruption. U destroyed MoIT, then PTA now please have mercy on us and find some other industry to ruin and plunder. May be this is what this govt is up to and so called educated arrogant and ignorant ppl like u are their instruments. But believe me Telecom is destroyed, mobile service providers are struggling to keep their network up, 3G is gone, its history now, no one is willing to invest a single penny in this subject, ur mission accomplished, superb job, now go away and find another govt dept to plunder.

    • JAM

      Good Omen,

    • Rastra

      This happened because of the Mr. Yasin who did nothing to stem the problems from the botched up deregulation of Musharraf regime. Mr. Awan just came onboard and he hasn’t even had a chance to start his mandate.

      Mr Yasin has now run away to his homeland Austrailia. It is illegal for this position to be held by dual national but Yasin was one and everyone knew because it served the purpose.

  • Nayaab

    I wish his cronies would be metted a similar fate… as an example of what not to do.