Malick restored as PTV MD by Supreme Court


The Supreme Court on Friday restored senior journalist Mohammad Malick as managing director of the state-run television.

A two-member bench, comprising Justice Saqib Nisar and Justice Athar Saeed, took up Malick’s application and restored him as Pakistan Television MD after suspending a ruling of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

The court observed in its decision that the IHC verdict has caused an ‘irreparable’ loss to the national channel by barring the MD from working.

Issuing notices to the parties concerned, the court adjourned the hearing for an indefinite period.

The IHC had cancelled Malick’s appointment, declaring it null and void, on the grounds that the government had not fulfilled the legal requirements for appointment to the post.