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Ataul Haq Qasmi

Pervaiz Rasheed files review plea on SC order in Qasmi’s appointment case

ISLAMABAD: Former federal information minister Pervaiz Rasheed has filed a review petition on the Nov 8, 2018 judgement of the Supreme Court (SC) in the case pertaining to the appointment of famous playwright Ataul Haq Qasmi as chairman and director of Pakistan Television (PTV).  A two-judge bench of the apex court announced the verdict on the case, reserved on February 26 earlier last year, pronouncing the appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi illegal. The top court also observed that the salary and perks granted to the…

SC wants audit of perks, privileges given to ex-MD PTV Ataul Haq Qasmi

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday ordered an audit of perks and privileges given to former Managing Director (MD) of state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) Ataul Haq Qasmi in last two years. These directives were issued by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar while hearing a suo motu case of Qasmi’s appointment as MD of PTV. During the court proceedings today, the CJP reserved judgment on the case and asked the auditors to submit a reply by next Monday (March 5) with regard to time duration…

SC summons 10-year income tax return records of former PTV head

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday summoned the record of last 10 years income tax returns filed by former Managing Director (MD) of state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) Ataul Haq Qasmi. These directives were issued by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar while hearing a suo motu case of Qasmi’s appointment as MD of PTV. During the court proceedings today, Justice Nisar inquired about the person behind the appointment of former PTV chairman Ataul Haq Qasmi. “All expenses incurred by the state-run media…