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LHC orders removal of PTA chairman


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Lahore High Court (LHC). — File Photo

LAHORE: The 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.

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.

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Aamir Jan 15, 2013 02:41pm
Well done - LHC. win win for the people of Pakistan...
Hamza Ali khan Jan 15, 2013 02:20pm
Farooq Awan is the most corrupt bureaucrat who worked with full backing of the corrupt elements in PPP government. He looted billions from EOBI, later done havoc at Ministry of IT; termination of honest and dedicated persons and corruption at USF, Pak Datacom and ICT R&D fund. Termination is not enough for him - he should be put behind bars and return the public money.
Zishi Jan 15, 2013 01:32pm
While I respect the decision by court and completely agree with it, I also think that this is not the right time to pass this judgement. The country is in turmoil at the moment, and the court should have waited until things have calm down a bit. I see instability and chaos everywhere. God bless Pakistan.
Ghulam Sarwar Jan 15, 2013 12:55pm
He was a controversial personality! This step should have done in the initial days of his appointment
moon Jan 15, 2013 03:39pm
what happen with incoming international call tax in lch..,is it wwithdrwaw are not any update plz...
Riaz Jan 15, 2013 03:41pm
This is how corrupt politics in Pakistan spreads its tentacles every where so that they can loot every where with impunity.
Bakhtawer Bilal Jan 16, 2013 01:52am
What is the law in Pakistan. Can a provincial authority, be it judicial, pass an order to judgement against a federal entity? Shouldn't it be a federal court to do so.