Appoint Chairman PTA in 15 Days, Auction 3G Licenses in 60 Days: Supreme Court

supreme-court-pakistan0Supreme court of Pakistan has ordered the federal government to appoint Chairman and members of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority before next hearing (which is on September 16th, 2013) and to make necessary arrangements for the auction of 3G licences with-in next 60 days.

This interim order was passed by a three member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry himself during the hearing of a petition regarding the delay in auction of 3G licenses.

Supreme court was told by the counsel of the petitioner that Lahore High Court has issued an interim order on appointment of PTA chairman and that Islamabad High Court had previously asked for the fresh applications for filling the top slots at PTA.

Supreme Court, however, observed that the applications sought on June 14 were not cancelled and the process of seeking applications was still ongoing.

Deputy Attorney General told the court that under the on-going process 165 applications for the slot of members of PTA were received and were sent to the prime minister for the approval who had constituted a committee on it.

When inquired about the time government will need for the completion of the whole appointment process, Deputy Attorney General said that it would not take more than two weeks.

It maybe recalled that government was considering to get an interim Chairman at PTA, for which the summary has been sent to Prime Minister for approval.


  • kuch b nai hova.. lahore high court nay oder kea tha k jo incoming calls per tax hai forn khtm krain wo aaj tak hova? nai na tu yah b kuch nai ho ga no 3G in pakistan before 2016

  • I think Pakistan should move forward to 4G now as that is best suited solution for a sporadic populations like in Pakistan where more than 80% population live in rural or semi rural areas where installations for 3G will not be cost efficient for companies so 4G will give companies a sigh of relief in terms less installments and wide coverage areas and in terms of better speed and services for customers.

    • O Mama Pehlay 3G Te Istemal Kerla.. Teray Koolon 3G De Passay Nai Ditey Janey.. Eda Mehnga Hojana Ea Sub Kuch..
      Waada Aaya 4G Karo.. Chaval Jai Na Howay Te..

  • A.O.A bhai koi bata sakta hai 3G network ki sahulat qab tak ho gii hum bohat kuch sun rahay hn site pe ..now what that’s fact tell my answer any brother we wanted ask u

  • na 3G na 4G ethey hun 5G ay ga korea wala…samsung dee test phase ech ey. thoraa intyzar karo Pakistanioooooo

  • my dear user of 3g ,4g just think and say what for we need 3g,4g if its facility then we need too many other things which are more important then 3g, 4g .its good if start but if not so what else .just think which we needed and to find th way for it for bitterness dont waste ur great mind a for what we didn’t need yet .

  • both 3g and 4g are coming together in pakistan and the acution is goin to be held on this month dont be so hopeless..give a welcome to 3g and 4g..its better for us see where our neighbour are going in telecom sector why we all just pinpoint on our govt or PTA…3g and 4g is coming..


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