Appointment of PTA Chairman Challenged in High Court

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

At a time when Information Memorandum for 3G auction is about to get released and auction for next generation licenses is just around the edge, the appointment of Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Dr. Ismail Shah has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court.

Petition comes from Mr. Nasim Arshad Rana through his counsel Barrister Gohal Ali contending that appointment of Dr. Ismail Shah was against PTA’s act.

Not to mention, Mr. Nasim Arshad was also contesting for the chairmanship of PTA, which was bestowed to Dr. Ismail Shah when Supreme Court had directed the government to appoint chairman at earliest to urgently peruse the auction of next-gen licenses in the country.

In his petition, Mr. Nasim Arshad Rana cited Federation of Pakistan, Secretary Establishment, and Chairman PTA as respondents.

Petition argued that chairman PTA could not be appointed without appointing the required numbers of members of PTA.

It maybe recalled that Member Technical wasn’t appointed when Dr. Ismail Shah was made the chairman. In fact the slot for member technical is still vacant.

The counsel maintained that this appointment is also against the directions of Supreme Court since the apex court had instructed to appoint the heads of all semi-government organisations through a competent commission.

Therefore, the petition, prayed the court to declare the appointment of Chairman PTA as null and void.

Via The Nation


  • Omar

    Phir khataaee main par gaya 3g, ab 2020 main start ho ga :-)

  • asif

    yaar bring evo and evo wingle in Mardan KPK har jaga evo kam karta hy but not working in mardan KPK yaar aur 3g tou already available hy dosray countries may tou direct installtion kara do na ye kia mazaq bana raqa hy december say ye sabaq kuch ho raha hy sahi telecom engineers ko ye kam dey do Like NUst UNi k students kasam say diL kuch hojata hy kabi k ya kesa mulk hy

  • Kash

    AAFREEN hey Mr Nasim Arshad Rana sab aap pey or aap k ahlo ayaal pey
    Do char paisay k benefit k liye kiyoun khrab ker rhey ho is mulk ka future
    PLZ Grow up and JUST LET IT GO
    We are already miles behind from rest of the world and now when finally its time to move forward such fools come and create hurdles, HOW MISERABLE
    Thats wat our Beureucracy is good about
    “Na Kheda gein Na khedan dyan gey”

    • Guest

      Naa bhaai ye sirf iss liye k 2 billion USD nawaz govt. khaa jaye gii,
      Jese zordari ke dour mei nawaz group ne panga dala hua tha ab tehreek-e-insaf ne dal dia hai, bs yhi wja hai 2billion ki samajh nhi aarhi inko ke kese hazam karein

  • Ahmad

    Three Geeeeeeeeeeeee Khappayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Guys! be ready for 3g going to cold storage because Mr.Nasim Arshad Rana waked-up.

  • Khurram ShahzAd

    Newly elected govt is responsible for all of this chaos lately, they as well are not being able to run PTA and perform an auction of 3G.

  • Rizwan Yaqoob

    Its such a shame for this country we have culprits in every sector, for third time 3G/4G license auction is about to delay. Either it comes to terrorism or technology we have no policy!

  • Imad

    One step forward – two steps back. Not sure when will petty politics end. Our country is lagging behind other regional countries in development. And that’s because some small minds cannot digest the big potential we have for technological growth.

  • amina

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