Chairman and Members of PTA Assume The Charge

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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.


  • Zulqarnain Nizamani

    Mubarkaan :D

  • messi

    The youth has never been more happier, as it is the appointment of the person who will bring 3g to Pakistan…Hopefully…lolz

  • jodargayawomargaya

    supreme court must take notice on the issue in connection with policy directive on establishment of international and Cross border telecommunication links issued on 22-Dec-2011 by Syed Ismail Shah. As a consequence thereof national exchequer have suffered huge financial loss.

  • AAA

    Dr. Ismail Shah….
    Does he really deserve this high post when the whole world knows how he scored hundreds of research papers by presenting his students work with his own name??? A typical pakistani over clever & leg puller politician.

    • S-F-Y

      Can you elaborate on this a bit please?

      Do you mean he stole his student’s ideas and/or presented their work with his own name or do you mean to say that his list of publications also includes those articles/papers in which he wasn’t the first author?

      If it’s the latter you are talking about, then that is no issue at all. It is the professor, who guides their students (even if it is very minor help or guidance, proof reads the articles etc. before paper submission). So he can be a co-author ….and …. if his name appears in the publications (as one of the co-authors), he has all the right to include those in his list of publications. Happens all over the world, no biggie.
      You can check the list of publications of some professors in the US/Canada/UK/Sweden, they are not first authors in all of the publications but they include those in their CV.

      However…. if he stole his students idea/work and presented it as his own work without even consulting them, then that is a big thing. Such people shouldn’t deserve high government positions.

      I have attended a one day course on WCDMA basics, that he delivered in Spring 2008 at IU Islamabad. He seemed a very nice and humble person.

      P.S. Out of his 38 papers/articles in IEEE Xplore, he is first author only 3 publications (from the time when he was affiliated with Iqra University).

      I haven’t checked other publishers though.

    • Guest

      Are you nuts?? I think the supreme court would have looked up his record more then you did so do not pass such false statements about Dr.Ismail.

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