Federal Govt Issues Notification for the Appointment of Chairman PTA

As we reported earlier, the federal government had approved the appointment of Major Gen (Retd.) Amir Azim Bajwa as Chairman PTA, however, the official notification for the same was not issued until today.

The federal government has notified Major Gen (Retd) Amir Azeem Bajwa as the new chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

The cabinet division, on Tuesday, issued a notification to this effect which states,

The federal government is pleased to appoint Major Gen (Retd) Amir Azeem Bajwa, (Member Technical) as chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), under Cabinet Division, with immediate effect and until further orders.

Bajwa has been appointed for the first term of four years, which is extendable for a second term of another four years; subject to approval from the cabinet division.

PTA had been functioning on ad hoc basis for over one year and some important matters, including operators’ license renewal and implementation of telecom policy in letter and spirit, are still pending.

The federal cabinet, in the last week of December, approved the appointment of Major Gen (Retd) Bajwa — former Director General Special Communication Organization (SCO) as Member Technical and Dr. Khawar Saddique Khokhar as Member Compliance.

It may be recalled here that Bajwa has served as Director General (DG) Special Communication Organization (SCO) – a military-run telecommunication organization providing services in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&K) and Gilgit Baltistan.

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