As we reported last week, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah and Mr.Tariq Sultan have assumed the charge of Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and Member (Finance) of PTA respectively, said a statement issued by the regulator.
The Government in compliance with the Honourable Supreme Court’s orders has appointed three Members in PTA through a competitive process. Dr. Syed Ismail Shah was appointed Member (Technical) and given acting charge of the Chairman PTA, the statement said.
Dr. Syed Ismail Shah has an Engineering Bachelors from Pakistan and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He brings with him rich experience of both private and government sector.
Mr.Tariq Sultan has joined as Member (Finance) PTA. He remained DG Finance in PTA for several years and was currently working Director General (Revenue Assurance) PTA. He holds MBA from IBA Karachi, Masters in Accounting and Finance from Manchester University and CIMA from Canada.
Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice & Human Rights Mr. Justice(R) Muhammad Raza Khan has been given additional charge of the post of Member (Compliance & Enforcement) in PTA.
On Monday, Acting Chairman PTA and Member Finance held meeting with senior officers of the Authority and discussed various short terms and long term measures to facilitate and regulate telecom industry of Pakistan.
Senior PTA officers briefed them about different matters including auction of spectrum.
With constitution of PTA Authority it is hoped that the telecom sector would be able to show further progress it and steps would be taken to resolve outstanding issues. Acting Chairman PTA also made a courtesy call to the Minister of State for IT & Telecom Ms. Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan and discussed matters pertaining to telecom industry.