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SC declares appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi as MD PTV illegal

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday declared the appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi on the post of Managing Director (MD) of state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) as unlawful. A two-judge bench of the apex court announced the verdict on the case, reserved on February 26 earlier this year, pronouncing the appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi illegal. The top court also observed that the salary and perks granted to the famous Urdu playwright are against the law, hence, Rs197.87 millions are to be recovered from…

All departments to assist Interior Ministry for Ishaq Dar’s return: SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed all government departments to facilitate the ministry of interior in bringing back former finance minster Ishaq Dar from London to Pakistan. A two-member bench headed by chief justice was hearing a suo moto case pertaining to former Pakistan Television (PTV) chairman Ata ul Haq Qasmi's appointment as managing director (MD) as well as the amount of salary and perks he received in both capacities. Chief Justice (CJ) Saqib Nisar asked the secretary of finance about Ishaq…

Pervez Rashid appears before SC in PTV chairman appointment case

ISLAMABAD: Former information minister Pervaiz Rashid appeared in the Supreme Court on Thursday in the case pertaining to the appointment of chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV). During the hearing, Pervaiz Rashid stated that the appointment of Attaullah Haq Qasmi as chairman PTV along with his salary and due privileges were in accordance to law. “A summary related to his privileges was sought from the finance division; if anything was questionable then finance division could have warned me,” Pervaiz added. The…

SC summons former PTV MD to appear within four hours

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday ordered former Managing Director (MD) of Pakistan Television (PTV) Ata ul Haq Qasmi to appear before the court within four hours. The court was hearing the suo moto case against the appointment of Ata ul Haq Qasmi as chairman and managing director of the state-run TV and the amount of salary and perks he received in both capacities. The counsel of Qasmi, Ayesha Hamid argued before the chief justice that federal government has the prerogative to hire chairman PTV; however,…