Lahore High Court (LHC) orders removal of PTA chairman Farooq Awan on illegal appointment

Lahore High Court (LHC) orders removal of PTA chairman

Lahore (DawnNews / Breaking News / Tuesday, January 15, 2013)  – Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday issued directives to remove the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman Farooq Awan from his post after the court declared his appointment to have been made on a political basis, DawnNews reported.


Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah heard the case at LHC on Tuesday, 15/01/2013.

Barrister Sardar Muhammad Ali had filed a petition against the PTA chairman’s appointment.

During the hearing, the court declared that Awan’s appointment as the PTA chairman had been made on a political basis – which was an ‘unconstitutional process’ – therefore, Awan must be removed from his post.

Express Tribune News Report on January 15, 2013

Lahore High Court on Tuesday declared the appointment of chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority illegal and ordered his removal.

Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf approved the appointment on July 27, 2012.

Farooq Ahmad Awan – PTA Chairman

Justice Mansoor Ali Shah issued this order in response to a petition filed by Khawaja Saad Saleem.

The petitioner said PTA Chairman Farooq Ahmed Awan was appointed against the rules.

He added that after Dr Muhammad Yaseen retired as PTA chairman in July, 2012, the vacancy was not advertised nor any application was entertained.

The petitioner argued that Awan’s appointment was against the objects, scheme and provisions of the Telecommunication Act. He also said it is in violation of Articles 4, 8, 9, 18 and 25 of the constitution.

He had prayed the court to strike down the appointment of Awan as member and chairman of PTA for being in violation of the PTA Act and the Constitution.

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  1. LHC nay iss ko apny seat se remove karnay may bohat deir kardee kyunkay zardaree parvez ashraf aur rehman malik nay iss ko jiss task pay PTA may chairman bana kay bhaijaa thaa woh iss farooq awan nay poora kardeeya iss beghairat nay zardaree aur rehman malik kee telecom companies ko fydaa dene kayleeye calls mehangee karwayeen aur telecom sector may cartalisation kee bunyaad rukhy.farooq awan tum pay laanut.

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