PTA to Take Legal Action Against Reuters For Misreporting on 3G / 4G Auction


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has decided to take on Reuters with legal action for presenting falsified facts regarding the on-going process of 3G and 4G spectrum, we have confirmed with sources.

Reuters had published a story on April 15th, 2014 – exactly the next day after operators submitted sealed bids – claiming that auction drew disappointing bids.

A spokesperson of PTA confirmed ProPakistani that authority is preparing a case against Reuters.

Other than authority, few officials of PTA are also considering to sue Reuters on individual basis for causing them mental torture and distress.

PTA said that they had approached Reuters with all the facts but misleading story is still present on their website and countless other websites of newspapers that employ the news-agency for news reports.

PTA said that story was misleading and that it tried to jeopardize the auction process. PTA believes that such fabricated news reports brought negative impact and bad press for Pakistan and its people who are desperately waiting for new technology.

PTA is probably waiting for the auction to happen before they go ahead with the legal procedure against Reuters, just because there are various facts which can’t be made public before auction of spectrum.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK

  • sana

    step should be taken against retures..

  • Thinker

    Chaleen Watan pary waalon se poch leen aur phir usi amount ka sue kar deen un ko

    • Rizwan Yaqoob

      Ever heard of this party before or even in elections? Just like Meera and Veena, it was a cheap publicity stunt.

      • ahmiq

        You are from Pakistan? Oh Sorry i mean Punjab? .. It is the party which has the govt and governer in balochistan and represents most part of the people there. Achakzai is the leader of them.

        • Nadeem

          Mehmood Achakzai is from Pakhtun-khwa Milli Awami Party
          (PKMAP). Get your facts right.

        • Rizwan Yaqoob

          Kill yourself.

  • Rizwan Yaqoob

    Dr. Ismail Shah is on fire! :D

    • Sajjad Khan

      No doubt !!!

  • Khurram ShahzAd

    I had read a similar story in express tribune as well, however they had changed their stance very next day. Won’t PTA go after them as well?

    • Faizan Ali

      express tribune also employ Reuters as a source

  • Sajjad Khan

    Would suggest to let the auction process to be completed after that PTA may take action against WATAN PARTY & Reuters…

  • Mahnoor Kamal

    Good step by PTA. This will stops fake news from other agencies in future.

  • ali

    good news

  • Faisal Masood

    who cares for reuters. West esp america has always tried to degrade asian, First on the list was USSR, then came china and now they pose us as the most notorious and rouge nation in the world.

  • Rashid Iqbal

    finally a successful auction and congregates all the nation and well work by Government and PTA and also a Great contribution

  • Nouman Younas

    they are lazy… lawsuit should be taken within days