LHC orders PTA chairman’s removal


LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday ordered the removal of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Syed Ismail Shah on account of serving more than the prescribed time at the post.

The court took the decision while hearing a petition filed by Shiraz Zaka who argued that the PTA chairman could hold office for up to four years according to existing regulations. He said that Shah had served as chairman for over five years. The LHC directed the government to appoint a new chairman within 30 days.

Shah was appointed as full-time chairman of the regulatory body in 2013 after having served as its acting chairman following a Supreme Court decision which said that there was no provision in the PTA rules for an acting chairman.

Shah’s predecessor Farooq Awan was removed from office by the LHC as his appointment was in violation of the PTA Act.


  1. Is this PLM-N Government doing anything right? wherever we look there are mismanagement and corruption.
    At least do something right, what a shame for these crooks.

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